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here are some that seek riches and others that live for love, but the general consensus is that everyone is happy when they are healthy. This month, we have pulled together some wise advice to assist our readers in their quest for wholeness and health. First and foremost, the vibrant and ever-busy Mariel Hemingway takes time to share her personal tips with us on creating a healthy life. Next, changing to a macrobiotic diet brought Sanae Suzuki back to health and dramatically changed her life on all levels of being. Read about her healing journey and try her recipe for miso soup in The Healthy Foodie column. For a story of a healing that resulted not from what she did or did not eat but how she learned to love herself see Vibhooti Kumar’s tale of transformation and weight loss. Not to be missed is the informative interview of Dr. Tudor Marinescu. Believing that medicine is ultimately about love, he says, “Life starts at the Soul; imbalances start here, and therefore healing must also start here.” Wishing you abundant health and wellness. - The Whole Person Team

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PREREGISTRATION – FUTURE EVENTS – THE RAINDROP TECHNIQUE & AROMATHERAPY BASICS, to be offered April 9-10. Learn how to use therapeutic grade essential oils for healing and how they are now being used in today’s medicine. The Raindrop supports the body’s natural defenses. CE’s for NCBTMB and nurses. 9:30 am-6:30 pm, $285. Contact Tracy Griffiths, Grace Aroma Wellness, Pacific Palisades, 310/455-7873. www. gracearomawellness.com, tracy@gracearomawellness.com. PSYCHE & SOUL: Psychodynamic Diagnosis of Personality Disorder, a workshop with Matthew Bennett, PhD and Leigh McCloskey, on April 1-3. This workshop will introduce licensed practitioners and students of mental health disciplines to psychodynamic perspectives on personality formation as “strategies for selfhood.” At Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara 93108. For information about pricing, registration, accommodations, visit the Public Programs page at www.pacifica.edu or call 805/969-3626, ext. 103. NEW CLEARSIGHT CLAIRVOYANT PROGRAM begins in April 2011. This program is an intensive voyage of self-discovery, self-empowerment and self-awareness, in which you learn to use your own life-force energy to create the life you want. Info: Clearsight, 310/3951170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com, email clearsightaura@gmail.com. See our back cover ad in this issue. NEW CHANNELING CLASSES WITH SHAWN RANDALL and channeled being, Torah, beginning in mid-April. Preregister for this in-depth 10-week series of weekly classes for personal and spiritual growth. Call for details and to reserve, 818/888-2020. Center for Personal Transformation, Woodland Hills. $365. www. shawnrandall.com. PREREGISTER: SELACIA’S MEDITATION CHANNELING EVENT with the Council of 12, taking place March 19. An evening of personal and planetary healing. Join with others on site in Santa Monica and around the world calling in for the teleclass portion of this Equinox group channeling event. Selacia is an author, intuitive healer, channel for The Council of 12, and guide to others on the path of spiritual awakening. $40 prepaid at website: www.selacia.com. Info: 310/915-2884, selacia@selacia. com. UPLEDGER’S INTRODUCTION TO CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY, to be offered April 9-10. Learn core concepts and effective hands-on techniques from the leading provider of CranioSacral Therapy training. No experience necessary. 12 CEUs for NCTMB, RNs, OTs, DCs. 9 am-5 pm, $275 using code WPC. In Temescal Gateway Park, Pacific Palisades. Info: Upledger Institute, www.upledger.com, 310/376-0113, karen.axelrod@gmail.com, www.karenaxelrod. com. BEGIN YOUR EASTER WEEK JOURNEY by walking the labyrinth with us on Palm Sunday, April 17, 12 noon-4 pm. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. The spiral is the path of consciousness and aids in aligning us with our truest reality through Sacred Geometry. All welcome, love offering ba-

sis, refreshments provided. Unity West Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. PREREGISTER: A LIFETIME OF WOMEN’S HEALTH USING YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS, featuring Dr. Dan Purser, MD. To be held Sat., March 12, 8 am-5 pm, at UCLA’s De Neve Plaza. Includes: Real Solutions for the Top 7 Female Health Concerns (Dr. Dan Purser, MD); Healing Your Hormonal State of Being (Gary Strauss, MS, RPP, PWE); Pre/Post Natal Care (Sabrina Roberson, CMT, CD, PES). 6 NCBTMB CE hours offered. For information and to register visit www.lifetimeofwomenshealth. com. SAVE THE DATE! HEALTH FREEDOM EXPO takes place in Long Beach March 25-27. The Expo is a dynamic 3-day event featuring prominent keynote speakers, 90+ informative lectures and workshops, 200+ exhibitors showcasing the finest in health care products and introducing cutting-edge discoveries in natural health. $45 for all 3 days. At the Long Beach Convention Center (Hall C). Visit our website to purchase tickets online, see a complete schedule, and find directions and hotel information. www.HealthFreedomExpo.com, ph. 888/6583976. A CUP OF JOE: An Introduction to the Life and Work of Joseph Campbell. Sign up for this online course with Maren Hansen and faculty, in the spring of 2011. Offered through Pacifica Graduate Institute. For information about pricing, registration, visit the Public Programs page at www.pacifica.edu or call 805/969-3626, ext. 103. LOS ANGELES GOES GREEN! Visit the Go Green Expo April 15-17 at the LA Convention Center. LA’s largest eco-friendly trade show for business buyers and consumers. Over 250 booths and exhibits, eco food, beer & wine tastings, panel discussions, eco film festival, keynote. $5 off advance ticket purchase (use promo code: wholeperson. Friday 10-5, free for buyers, press, business owners, trade professionals. Sat-Sun 10-6, $15 general admission. Visit www.GoGreenExpo.com. Or contact Phil Probert, phone 212/655-4505, ext. 236. SPRING RENEWAL WEEKEND at Sunburst Sanctuary takes place Fri. April 22-Sun. April 24. Renew your body, mind and soul through guided meditation, energizing exercises, and gentle yoga. Celebrate the season of new life and rebirth with simple meals, music and good fellowship. Info and RSVP: Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/7366528, www.SunburstOnline.org. LEARN BASIC WATSU®, trainings taught by Diane Feingold, Lic. WABA, WRTB, AMTA Therapist, Instructor, Life Coach. Offered March 12-13, April 9-10, May 21-22, June 4-5 and monthly through the end of the year. Full deposit due one month prior to start date, $575/$495 full-time student. CEU 16 hr. CEU. Held at Healing Waters in Santa Barbara. Info: dianefeingold@gmail.com, or visit www.dianefeingold.com, 805/569-7047. Or visit website to purchase online: www.WaterReleaseTherapy.com. Payable by credit card or check to: Diane Feingold, 6 Harbor Way #233, Santa Barbara 93109.


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Mariel Hemingway’s Simple HOME

“Gardening is an art, great exercise, productive, and a refuge … time spent gardening can be therapeutic, meditative, restorative, and grants a singular sense of immediate achievement as you weed, hoe, plant, and harvest. If you’re trying to cultivate a more intentional, peaceful, and enriching life, cultivating a plant (or two, or ten) may be just the key to unlock some quiet time to appreciate beauty … both in the garden and in yourself.”

EXERCISE

“There is a reason people try to make exercise about the purely physical — exercise breaks down barriers, and releases emotions, and that can be pretty damn scary sometimes. If you’ve ever been to a kundalini yoga class, you’ve probably seen people in tears by the end. Real exercise — exercise with intention — blows out all the baloney, and forces you to feel the emotions and thoughts you’ve repressed behind “to-do” lists, work assignments, and plans for the weekend.”

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hough beautiful, fit, and healthy, Mariel Hemingway is not your run-of-the-mill celebrity. For starters, she’s Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter. She grew up far from Hollywood, calling Ketchum, Idaho home. She was in her first film at only 13. And then, there’s the Oscar: Hemingway won one of the statuettes — for her role as Tracy in Woody Allen’s Manhattan — before her 18th birthday. To top it off, she champions a lifestyle one doesn’t associate with the realm of celebrity: Hemingway has become a voice of holistic balance, health and wellbeing within the alternative community. With an overarching goal to help others be the best they can be, Hemingway tackles a myriad of topics, from gardening to interiors and healthy diet to meditation.

Starting with Finding My Balance, a personal memoir about a life’s journey honed by yoga and meditation, Hemingway has published three books that promote a top-to-bottom healthy lifestyle. In 2007, in Healthy Living from the Inside Out, Hemingway provided a how-to guide for finding and enhancing personal balance and health through self empowerment. Eventually, her focus expanded to include diet, and her most recent publication — Mariel’s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life — provides ways to easily and deliciously “turn your kitchen into the heart of your home.” The publication was also marked with the launch of a company that produces food products that care for the health of the body, mind and spirit. As if that’s not enough, Hemingway also supports her vision and passion for


Tips for Living a Healthy Life FOOD

“Sustainability starts with the most essential part of life, eating. I created an earth-friendly kitchen by challenging myself to make one small change per week to my regular routine.”

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Whole Person: Have you always lived such a healthoriented life? Mariel Hemingway: Health and wellness have always been a priority for me. There was a lot of illness in my family and I knew that food and life was important for good health. WP: Was there a turning point when you consciously made a change? MH: My knowledge grew over time, mostly by trying different healing modalities and ways to eat. I found that the answer to my best health and happiness lies within me. WP: How did you educate yourself on a healthier lifestyle? MH: I studied health my whole life — the way to eat, ecology, the environment — all of it plays a part of your lifestyle. WP: What made you decide to “go public” with your discoveries, write about them, and ultimately create a community centered around them? MH: When my ex-husband got cancer and then recovered, we healed him through my beliefs in food, meditation and home environment. I had a thought — I realized I needed to share my passion for living well.

personal growth and the Body Mind Spirit movement with an online community that provides secret tips and seasonal recipes, recommends books and websites, and offers teleclasses and personal coaches — all geared towards helping people become the best version of themselves.

WP: What are the basic components of your healthy living? MH: Home, food, exercise and silence are the cornerstones. Bobby [Mariel’s partner] and I are learning the deeper meaning of the connections between nature, breath, thought, water and food. We are launching a company called The Willingway — Bobby has the will, I have the way. It’s about the male-female perspective on a healthy lifestyle through good adventure, nature and healing. We have both studied our whole life and want to share our experiences in hopes of inspiring others to be the healthiest, happiest and most vital person they can be. It is about being authentic and turning on your own personal intentions to be who you are meant to be. Learning what is good for you, from the inside out, and slowing down to relish the basic elements life has to offer can lead to a healthier, more fulfilling and enjoyable life.

Soup-to-nuts healthy living can oftentimes be overwhelming, especially for someone that lives an active, busy lifestyle and doesn’t have time to focus on the details. But if anyone’s an expert on making the time, space and energy for a shift towards a wholesome body, mind and spirit, it’s the ever-busy Hemingway. Luckily for all of us, she shares the journey behind her success and some simple tips anyone can implement with The Whole Person Calendar — somehow, healthy living suddenly seems easy.

WP: What are your personal eating habits like? MH: I eat raw, sprouted, steamed, cooked and live food. I am not a vegan, though I was for years. Now I eat animal protein, but never abused animals. Both Bobby and I make sure our food is local, not abused and, (continued on page 10)

“Wonderful things come from silence. It allows more to be revealed: during conversation, if one person keeps quiet rather than talking, the other person will inevitably say more. Silence is profound and grounding. Just as exercise can allow you to feel emotions you might otherwise repress, silence allows your true desires, hopes and dreams to surface.”

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(Hemingway continued from page 9) whenever possible, organic or biodynamic. WP: What inspired you to create a cookbook? MH: Mariel’s Kitchen is more about eating locally, creating a green kitchen, eating simply and healthfully and, of course, going gluten free when possible.

One of the most important things you can do is laugh — it makes you younger, healthier and happier. WP: Diet, fitness, the home environment. Healthy living can be overwhelming. Where does one start, and what “tips” can you share? MH: If you want to change your food, start with breakfast. Watch a sunrise or sunset daily. Find an adventure you love. Drink water out of a glass. One of the most important things you can do is laugh — it makes you younger, healthier and happier. Creating a healthier body and mind allows us to do more and live a longer, more vibrant and meaningful life. It is my belief that the choices we make, the information we seek and the food we eat are integral to our well-being.

GET CERTIFIED: BASIC DNA THETA HEALING SEMINAR will be presented April 8-10, 9 am-6 pm, by Marina Rose’s School of DNA Theta Healing®. DNA Theta Healing is the most potent, profound and powerful healing paradigm on the planet at this time. Learn how to cultivate a Theta Brain Wave and connect directly to the Creative Source, chakra balancing, open psychic senses and how to ground your energy, remote viewing, body scanning, and DNA activation. Free intro March 16. Private sessions also available. Info and registration: www.dnathetahealing.com, info@dnathetahealing.com, 310/358-2991. THE INDIVIDUATION PROCESS: Finding Your Way Back Home, a seminar with Robert Romanyshyn, PhD, being offered May 6-8. At Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara 93108. For information about pricing, registration, accommodations, visit the Public Programs page at www.pacifica.edu or call 805/969-3626, ext. 103.

al identity, sexual behavior and sexual disorders. At Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara 93108. For information about pricing, registration, accommodations, visit the Public Programs page at www.pacifica.edu or call 805/969-3626, ext. 103. CELEBRATE LIFE WEEKEND, prereregister for this March 25-27 event. Relax, renew, recharge. Enjoy gentle yoga, meditation, inspirational sharing, nourishing meals, evening devotional jam session. Meals and some activities by donation. Please call ahead. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, visit website at www.SunburstOnline.org.

MALIDOMA SOME begins a 2-year training in Indigenous African Spiritual Technologies with a 5-day workshop March 30-April 3. At Temenos Center for Wholeness in Ojai. To preregister or for more information visit www.temenosofojai.com/IAST.html or call 805/633-4624.

PREREGISTER FOR SELACIA’S SEMINAR on March 12, “Creating New Paradigm Relationships,” 7:30 pm. At the Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose, West Hollywood 90069. Attend this seminar to discover a new way to love and relate to others in these times of great change. Experience leading edge healing tools including essential oils and DNA healing. Selacia is an author, intuitive healer, and guide on the path of spiritual awakening. Info: 310/9152884. Preregistration requested online: www. Selacia.com (Free Seminar Signup).

PREREGISTER: KRIYA MEDITATION RETREAT, taking place Aug. 4-7 at Sunburst Sanctuary. Be the change you want to see in the world. Learn the liberating Sunburst Kriya Yoga meditation tool. Discover the healing power of your personal relationship with the Divine. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org.

FLOWER & GEMSTONE ESSENCE PRACTITIONER Certification Course, to be presented by Star Riparetti April 30-May 1 in Santa Barbara. Discount for early registration. Learn the healing power of essences, flower and gemstone counseling, how to start a vibrational essence practice, and much more. For more info visit www.staressence.com, email bliss@staressence.com, or call Star Essence, 805/9651619.

LEARN WATER RELEASE THERAPY Level 1, trainings taught by Diane Feingold, Lic. WABA, WRTB, AMTA Therapist, Instructor, Life Coach. (Prerequisite is Basic Watsu®, concurrent registration required if not taken previously). Trainings offered March 15-16, April 12-13, May 2425, June 7-8, Aug. 23-24 and through the end of the year. Full deposit due one month prior to start date, $575. 20 hr. CEU credit. Held at Healing Waters in Santa Barbara. Information: dianefeingold@gmail.com, visit www.dianefeingold.com, 805/569-7047. Or visit website at www.WaterReleaseTherapy.com to purchase online. Payable by credit card or check to: Diane Feingold, 6 Harbor Way #233, Santa Barbara 93109.

EXPERIENCE SUNBURST, to be offered June 27-July 10. Would you like to experience living in an intentional spiritual community? Stay for up to one month, living, meditating and participating in service projects together. Enjoy enriching classes in spiritual practice and conscious living. For details and to RSVP: Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline. org.

To learn more, join timeless beauty, actress, author and businesswoman Mariel Hemingway at The Health Freedom Expo at The Long Beach Convention Center in a new location - Expo Hall C - at 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802. Detailed info: http://www.healthfreedomexpo.com or call 888-658-EXPO.

PREREGISTER FOR: THE RE-MEMBERING PROCESS, Self-Heal, Self-Empower, SelfAwaken, offered Sat., March 12, 9 am-5 pm. In this one-day live sound healing event, author, inspirational speaker and sound healing specialist Adayara Rivera shares his personal life experiences of overcoming sexual abuse as a child, drug, alcohol and sex addition. Based upon the MCEO Freedom Teachings™, he will share how to attain true Freedom. Space is limited, register on-line at www.AdayaraBudAea. com. $99/person. At Fred Segal Yoga, 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, phone 310/9074022.

Rachel Hochhauser is a freelance writer who lives in New York City.

HUMAN SEXUALITY: Through a Depth Psychological Lens, seminar with Claudia David, PhD, to be offered May 7-8. This workshop will explore the physiological, psychological and social-cultural variables associated with sexu-

LEARN WATER RELEASE THERAPY Level 2/3 combined, taught by Diane Feingold, Lic. WABA, WRTB, AMTA Therapist, Instructor, Life Coach. (Prerequisites are Basic Watsu® and Water Release Therapy Level 1.) Training offered July 23-24. Full deposit due one month prior to start date, $650. 16 hr. CEU credit. Held at Healing Waters in Santa Barbara. Info: dianefeingold@gmail.com, www.dianefeingold.com, 805/569-7047. Or visit www. WaterReleaseTherapy.com to purchase online. Payable by credit card or check to: Diane Feingold, 6 Harbor Way #233, Santa Barbara 93109. INTRODUCTION TO DREAM TENDING, a seminar with Stephen Aizenstat, PhD, to be offered July 15-17. At Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara 93108. For information about pricing, registration, accommodations, visit the Public Programs page at www.pacifica. edu or call 805/969-3626, ext. 103. (Continued on page 18)


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My Story: Healing Through Macrobiotics by Sanae Suzuki


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Editors note: the following is an excerpt from Love, Sanae: Healing Vegan Macrobiotic Cooking, a cookbook and personal healing memoir about Sanae’s miraculous journey to overcome cancer and later, recover from a near-fatal car accident.

The Diagnosis After the summer of 1993, I noticed that I felt tired all the time, nursing a low-grade fever for several weeks. Prior to this condition, I had been ill with some problems associated with my liver and had to take a few months off from work. After getting a checkup and blood test to find out if my liver had started acting up again, the doctor at the clinic said my liver seemed to be fine, but my ovaries had a “serious problem.” I fell into a deep shock, and much of what he said after that was a blur. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and advised to go to the hospital for more tests. At the hospital I was told that I had such an aggressive cancer that I had to have my left ovary removed right away. Since I did not have medical insurance, the doctor recommended I return to Japan to have surgery and get treatment. Otherwise, he added, I wouldn’t make it. Once again, I was stunned by the doctor’s words, his voice barely audible as I sat there, dazed.

The Turnaround Having lost my father to liver cancer in 1989, I’d seen how difficult it was for him to fight it. I was paralyzed by the daunting prospect of fighting for my own life without knowing where to begin. I did not want to call my family in Japan for several reasons. My mother’s health had been deteriorating since my father passed away, my sister had just suffered a miscarriage, and my brother was still too young to shoulder such bad news on top of everything else. I did not feel I would get the support I needed. Financially, I was unable to afford surgery or treatment. As hopeless as it seemed at the time, I now understand that my enlightenment and true life in macrobiotics would have its beginnings right then and there.

Practicing the macrobiotic way is not always easy given that modern life is instant, artificial and yes, convenient.

The Adventure In the Little Tokyo region of Los Angeles. I used to frequent a Japanese natural foods store called “Sogo” The owner, Mr. Kikuchi, talked to me about natural healing. When he’d first introduced me to the concept of macrobiotics, I recalled leafing through a macrobiotic cookbook at a yoga studio a few years prior. I remember thinking the recipes were very much like traditional Japanese food. I learned a lot from Mr. Kikuchi, but not enough to understand how to heal myself. Since Sogo was near the hospital, I dropped in the day I was handed my “death sentence.” Mr. Kikuchi noticed I had been crying and asked me what had happened. He explained that indeed macrobiotic food mirrored Japanese cuisine, but was more deeply focused on healing food. He referred me to a macrobiotic counselor in Los Angeles, Cecile Tovah Levin. He also told me about Aveline Kushi and her husband, Michio Kushi. With nothing to lose, I

decided to embark on this road at the gentle urging of kind Mr. Kikuchi.

The Breakthrough All of my life I’ve felt that no matter what I want or don’t want to do, I should at least give it a try. Regrets are part of life and I decided that if I regretted anything, it would be from not having tried something rather than having tried it. I bought Michio Kushi’s book Cancer Prevention and Aveline Kushi’s Complete Macrobiotic Cookbook and contacted the macrobiotic counselor, Cecile Tovah Levin. Before I could see her, however, I was instructed to write down a great deal of information about myself, including a comprehensive list of the things I had been eating. This was not easy to do, especially while nursing myself. The process was an important step in learning about myself, about how I was brought up, and about the effects of my diet. Cecile advised me what to do, and I had to follow everything to a T. At the time, I felt too weak to attend any of her classes since I was plagued with flu-like symptoms ; I couldn’t even get out of bed. I needed someone to confirm what I was doing, but none of my friends knew anything about macrobiotics: I felt alone and scared. (continued on page 14)


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The Cleansing The macrobiotic diet had triggered a detoxifying effect, and I soon realized I had been “sick” for several weeks with a fever and gooey discharges everywhere, associated with the detox process. During this time I stuck with my macrobiotic diet and remedy drinks, and the discharge continued for five long weeks. Following this episode it took me an entire year in order to not feel “sick,” and to actually feel as though I was getting better. Looking back, after having studied macrobiotics for all of this time, I finally understand why it took an entire cycle of seasons to release the build-up of toxins accumulated over a lifetime, and now realize how we are indeed one with nature. My recovery from cancer took more than a full cycle of seasons, but it was a valuable time for me, helping to seal my resolve to work in macrobiotics. Sure enough, a job as a macrobiotic food consultant came along at the right time. This job kept me motivated to learn more and to take better care of myself.

The Test On September 8, 2001, while driving back home to Los Angeles from the Kushi Institute in Becket, Massachusetts, having just completed my first Level IV study with Michio Kushi to become a macrobiotic counselor, I had a life-threatening automobile accident in the middle of the Arizona desert. Everyone thought I would not make it, except Dr. Hamilton, a young doctor at the ER trauma center. In the hospital, while my heart stopped for about 12 minutes, I had an out-of-body experience. Dr. Hamilton brought me back to life after making the decision to put a needle in my heart sac. When I came back to life, I experienced excruciating pain. I soon discovered that I had been tied to the bed railing because of my thrashing about. The doctor explained that he could not administer pain medication because it would cause my heart to stop again. Many tubes ran through my mouth and into my lungs and abdomen. I had compound fractures in both knees, extending through the tibia and fibula, and the doctors considered amputating my left ankle, which was totally crushed. My heart and lungs were badly injured, and I suffered several broken ribs. My doctor told me I may never walk again, and advised me to eat meat to strengthen my bones. The hospital

nutritionist thought I was stubborn and crazy for not eating the hospital food. As devastated as I was, I knew that this was no time to undo the healing effects of macrobiotics.

The Homecoming After three weeks, I felt I was not getting better in the hospital. The doctors and staff were doing their job, but the level of noise, commotion and disruption from constant checking, prodding and being awakened in the middle of the night was taking its toll. One time the nurses who started to change the bandages on my leg were called away, leaving me with my wounds open for over two hours. Another time I was happy to finally have my hair washed, except for the fact that it was three in the morning. I knew I should be grateful to be alive and in their care, but at the same time, I could not wait to be in a truly healing environment. Besides, I couldn’t afford the hospital fees, having had a lapse in my health insurance. I decided I just had to go home and see the sunlight, breathe the fresh ocean air, and feel the trees I had watched grow for years in my yard. I also knew I had to be with my furry family, my beloved golden retrievers and cats. Two of my dogs had died in the accident; the surviving dog and cat had been sent home to Los Angeles. I remember how happy I was to come home and take my first breath of familiar smells.

The Recovery What followed was a long year of bedridden life. My days and nights were filled with high doses of pain medication, and having my legs strapped to a machine 24-hours-a-day to keep them in constant motion and the blood flowing. I also suffered from intense bouts of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Words cannot express my daily frustrations and struggles. Many times I asked myself why I had come back to life. I cried and screamed until I eventually exhausted myself –from the tears and from re-evaluating my life. Thinking back on how I lived during those challenging times gives me hope that I can prevail through any circumstance. It’s still not easy for me to talk about those days, however, and someday it may help me to write more about it. During my recovery, I sought physical therapy for my legs, psychotherapy for my PTSD and emotional outbursts, meditation therapy for my spirit, and food therapy for my

whole being. Gradually, I Iearned to move my body out of the bed and into a wheelchair. I adjusted to life in a wheelchair, to which I was bound during my second year of recovery, but I promised myself that no matter what happens — I would walk again.

The Miracle In July of 2003, my long-time friend Eric Lechasseur asked me to marry him. This gave me a wonderful opportunity to set a goal for myself: to walk on my wedding day, June 20, 2004. It was a difficult challenge, but with hard work and a little help from heaven, I managed to walk down the aisle along with my younger brother, who gave me away. As I walked toward Eric I noticed that everyone, including Eric, had tears in their eyes. Since then, my life has never been the same. I felt incredibly lucky to have the people that surrounded me in my life — and everything in life since then has become a small miracle. It has been over fifteen years since my first macrobiotic day, and I have never been healthier or happier. Preparing and eating delicious macrobiotic food gave me the basis of a healthy and natural lifestyle. I feel more satisfied, tranquil, equanimous, and peaceful inside and out. Practicing the macrobiotic way is not always easy given that modern life is instant, artificial and yes, convenient. But I truly believe that choosing the easy way has never given me true happiness. I want to share what I know with people who have been seeking a healthier lifestyle, or who are lost, as I was, in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation. I also want to share, along the way, the gamut of feelings that beset me as I overcame the darkest periods of my life. I hope my story and recipes will provide you with a foundation of macrobiotics and help you heal and overcome the challenges in your life. Ultimately, I hope you will be inspired to find true macrobiotic happiness, as I have. Let us walk the path of macrobiotics together. Thank you for joining me. Sanae Suzuki is a macrobiotic counselor and educator, a Flower Essence Practitioner, and a certified Therapeutic Massage Therapist for people and pets. With her husband, Eric Lechasseur, she co-owns the organic, vegan macrobiotic cafe, “seed” in Venice, CA. The couple live in Santa Monica and North Fork with their golden retrievers and alley cats. For more information visit: www.loveericinc.com or www.seedkitchen.com.


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Wow! I’m A Size Four;

Finding Weight Loss through Love

by Vibhooti Kumar

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ever in my wildest dreams did I imagine getting down to a size four eating what I love. My weight loss journey over the past 16 months had nothing to do with diets or exercise, and everything to do with allowing pleasure into my life, opening my heart to love, surrendering the concepts and imprints that were not mine, taking responsibility for my life, embracing and celebrating my womanhood, and becoming more authentic and connected to myself. Falling down and getting up was part of the process of uncovering the real issues behind my weight gain and about taking responsibility for my life. In the process, I have grown as a person, as a woman, and as a spiritual being. For so many years, I beat myself up for not ever being able to stay on a diet or exercise program. I lost weight then gained it back — the yo-yo syndrome so many of us are painfully aware of. Every year, my scale moved up a few pounds. I did not like what I saw in the mirror. I was frustrated by how clothes fit and by the lack of selection in the stores. After many years of struggling, I thought it best to give up. I was defeated in a battle with fat. I tried to love my body as it was, which was difficult — we can be so critical of ourselves in the mirror. At age 50 and at 5’1”, I had reached 168 pounds; I was now a size 16. I gave up on myself and stopped making any efforts to look good. There were no dreams of ever being able to have the body I would enjoy looking at or being happy with. Then, a tall handsome Italian man came along and changed all of that. He gave me a whole new understanding of how to relate to my food, to my body, and to my emotions. He taught me how important it is to allow pleasure into my life; how to keep my heart open and love no matter what, and how to surrender to God. Weight loss became my spiritual journey and my inner journey. I learned the most amazing way of losing weight, healing my heart, and taking back my life. One thing is for sure: diets don’t work, and they are the cause of additional trauma in your life. Get rid of them. True weight loss is a journey of Love: loving food, loving yourself, and loving God. Do you believe in divine intervention? I do. Weight loss was not on my to-do list, but it was to be a part of my spiritual journey with Alfonso De Rose. I met Alfonso De Rose as he was finishing up his weight loss lecture at the Bodhi Tree in August of 2009. I had been to the Mt. Washington Self-Realization Fellowship Center earlier that day and had prayed for the ability to go deeper into my spiritual journey. It did not take long for my prayers to get answered. Of course, I was to discover that later. At the Bodhi Tree, I was looking for exhibitors for the Conscious Life Expo, but what I found was much more personal. Alfonso looked at me intensely and said “I see sadness in your eyes.” True, my marriage was crumbling, but I thought I hid it well. I was surprised that he could read me so easily. He asked me to take the Thinner Journey. I replied by saying that I didn’t like diets. “We teach you to eat what you love and make love to food,” he explained. No restrictions — eat whatever you want and lose weight. I decided to trust this Italian man. I could feel his heart and his sincerity. I took the very next workshop in October. Before starting, I did my usual pre-diet drama. I went on a crazy eating spree, thinking I would have to deprive myself in the coming days. I really did not believe that you could eat whatever you wanted. It’s not easy to erase all the dos and don’ts that we have internalized. We are constantly bombarded by the untruths of the Establishment, which dull our own inner intelligence and silence


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the guru within. That weekend, I lost six pounds. I was shocked and delighted. For years, I had struggled and the weight had never come off so easily. You might argue that it was water weight — and you could be right, because I shed a lot of tears those first few days. But that water weight stayed off and I kept on losing, but this time I was losing the excess fat that I had been hiding myself behind. Yes I ate what I loved and learned how to make love to food and have foodgasms. I learned to listen to my body’s subtle messages instead of my mind’s chatter. I learned to distinguish between the two. Our body is intelligent and knows what it needs, how much it needs, and when to stop. We need to learn to listen to these signals. Many of us eat when we are not hungry, eat for the wrong reasons, or eat to comfort ourselves. What we need to understand is when to eat and how to eat for pleasure and satisfaction. It is important to pay attention to hunger levels and the body’s signals that let you know when it’s full. Next time you put something to your mouth ask yourself; Am I really hungry? Why am I eating? What am I trying not to feel? What do I not want to surrender to? For many women food and shopping become an addiction — a way of escaping or suppressing the emotions that we don’t want to feel. For men, instead of shopping and food, it could be sex. Our mouth is a pleasure organ. Pleasure and love are intertwined. Delicious food brings pleasure to your body. Eating is a way of connecting to your heart. Your five senses are the windows to your soul. They allow pleasure to enter, and they help you experience and enjoy life. Eat what you love. Food is God’s energy. Trust your food, and trust your body. Throw out all the nonsense you have been ingesting about what you should or should not eat, drop the calorie counting, stop thinking about carbs and fat, proteins, vitamins, and the food pyramid. The lap band is not needed. Make your mealtimes an orgasmic experience. Eat to enjoy life. On the second morning of the workshop, during the twilight hours, I had a very intense and surreal dream. It was revealed to me that I was to experience womanhood in this lifetime. It was a beautiful message, and I shared my dream with the other participants. It made me cry as I read it out aloud. It touched my heart and my truth. Yes, I had been wearing the pants at home and had grown some balls. I had suppressed my softer side. I was uncomfortable being a woman — being vulnerable. I wanted to be strong like a man, compete in a man’s world like a man. I did not want to appear weak or cry. I denied my emotions. I concealed myself in clothes that were not flattering. When the realization came, I took action. Embracing my feminine side was also a part of Thinner Journey. Since that weekend, I make sure I do not dress to hide my body and I have dropped the balls — they were too heavy anyways. It’s funny that it took a man to show me how to be a woman. I started to wear more dresses, take care of how I look, and got over the habit of hiding behind big clothes. It’s amazing how many of us women are not comfortable being women. I embraced my feminine essence again. It felt great and was very healing. I learned to love and appreciate the body that I saw in the mirror. There are so many ways my body serves me; I learned to be thankful for all it does. Self love is a gift I gave myself. Your choice of words and thoughts has a huge effect on your body. Your body listens to you. I’m careful with the words I choose for myself. I try to be kind, thoughtful and loving to my body. There is a higher purpose to taking care of your body and treating

it well. This body is a temple in which God’s spirit resides. I take care of my body by getting a massage, a pedicure, rubbing scented oils to nourish my skin, or whatever makes me feel good. I nurture my body — my gift from God. Fat is a protection. It covers up much deeper issues that lie beneath the surface — like an iceberg, you cannot see what lies beneath the waters. What we hold in our inner space affects what happens to our physical body. In order to make a lasting change in our body, we need to address the parts of us we cannot see. Many of these patterns we are not even aware of until we start looking at our trigger points. We need to seek the help and guidance of someone who has an understanding of how to see into the areas of our life we are stuck in. We need the help of a different set of eyes to understand and help us remove the negative imprints we are holding in our body. Negative emotions can be destructive to us and do not serve us nor our health and well-being. We are the power in our life, and we need to take responsibly for the life we have created. We need to see that we are the ones who chose the life we have created. Getting past being the victim in our story and embracing being the victor of our life, we can start to bring radical changes in the healing of our life and take back our power. Being vulnerable and keeping your heart open is scary. It’s difficult. We are in the habit of protecting our hearts. But I have found closing your heart is even more painful. We are taught to be strong, to feel no pain, and shed no tears. We run from pain and often reach to food for comfort. For some of us, it takes the form of other distractions and addictions like shopping, sex, gambling, TV, porn, drugs, etc. We don’t understand that we need to let these emotional waters pass so they don’t get stuck inside of us. I find that when I am overwhelmed by an emotion, it is better to sit and feel it, accepting it for what it is without any judgment or guilt, then observing it and allowing it to pass. On a recent trip to Thailand, one day I was relating to the abbot the fatigue and pain I felt. He told me, “ You are not your pain, you are not your mind, you are not your body.” I tartly replied that if it’s not mine then why am I feeling it. “All things that are transient are not real — that includes emotions,” he told me. Emotions can change in an instant. When you shift your attention, you shift your reality. It is better to acknowledge them and know that they will pass. Our inner space is constantly changing. We just need to accept this. Meditation or taking time out to simply sit and observe without judgment can clear up your inner space. This I have found true for myself. Diets don’t work. If you really want to lose weight, you have to get in touch with your heart. Lose the parts of you that are not you. Become your authentic self — there will be no need for layers of protection like fat when you embrace your Truth.

If you really want to lose weight you have to get in touch with your heart.

Vibhooti Kumar is a passionate, independent marketing & sales agent for the Conscious Life Expo and De Rose International. She designs and sells a children’s jewelry line called Plumeria Kidz. She is a writer, a poet, and a Reiki healer. She can be reached at now. vibhooti@gmail.com. Thinner Journey Workshops are offered nationwide. For more information visit www.AlfonsoDeRose.com. Alfonso De Rose has been transforming lives worldwide for over twenty years and is featured in the documentary“The Inner Weigh.”


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TUESDAY, MARCH 1 A MOMENT WITH THE CRYSTAL BOWLS, Let Richard Dubuc create a sacred space for you to abide in through sound, vibration and the music of the spheres with his masterful use of the crystal bowls. 6:30-8 pm, March 1 & 15, 6:30-8 pm. $45 for private 30-minute session if pre-registered, $60 walk-in. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Today: Full moon meditation and moon-mail. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth. org. RECLAIMING YOUR POWER, workshop with Dane Stevens, 7:30-9:30 pm, $20. Info: 310/633-3873, www.Dane-Stevens.com. Workshop for people who have a negative pattern or chronic condition in their lives and have had enough. This certified coach, trainer, energy healer and meditation instructor will show you how to resolve your issue in a new and highly effective way. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. SPECIAL THIS MONTH: $50 off Thermography, radiation-free breast cancer screening. Detect breast cancer 8 years before a mammogram. Where mammography looks for

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KABBALAH AND JEWISH CHANTING, learn mystical chanting methods based on Ecstatic Kabbalah by Rabbi David Cooper. Focus is on practicing simple chants that are useful for personal growth and spiritual development. March 1 & 15, 7-8:30 pm, $20/class. With Donna Ellen Diamond-Gelinas. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

PROSPERITY CLUB, 7:30 pm, meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita. Inclusive, Christ centered. Call for location and directions, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net.

MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal. com. SPECIAL THIS MONTH: INVISALIGN CLEAR BRACES, the nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth. $3333 (reg. $6500), with zero down and interest for 24 months. Call for a free consultation. Ray D. Partovy, DDS & Associates.

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BEGINNING PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT, 6week class begins today, 7:30-9 pm. Want to get in touch with your intuitive side? Develop your psychic tools or reawaken latent gifts? Diana Castellanos and Ginnie McGovern will help you gain knowledge and skills through techniques, fun and developmental games. All levels welcome (ages 13 and up only, please). $25/class or pre-purchase the 6-week program and get one class free. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered. com. SCV “LAW OF ATTRACTION.” Learn about the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success from one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our times, Deepak Chopra. In this 60-minute footage, he shares his insights on creating success and abundance, featuring new music from Olivia Newton-John and personal stories of challenge and triumph. 7-9 pm, $5. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. GLAD NO MATTER WHAT: Transforming Loss and Change into Gift and Opportunity, author


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SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) discusses and signs her book, 7:30 pm. Info: www.PlanetSark.com. Learn how you can easily become a Transformational Change Agent and change what hurts into what helps. SARK is a best-selling author and artist with 16 titles in print. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. MEDITATION WITH REV. SUZANNE COMMONS, 6-7 pm. Join Rev. Suzanne as she shares the many methods of meditation she has learned from her years of study. Please enter quietly if you are unable to arrive promptly at 6 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. (In the Library of Yale Hall.) FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by John-Roger, DSS to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, ext. 1548, registrar@pts.org, www.pts.org. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles

and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 ENERGETIC AWARENESS with Nancy, “The Energy Lady,” Life Enhancement 101. Energy, Vibrations and Emotions are the fuels that feed our lives. Understanding the ways they work and the benefits they bring to us is the Excitement. Let’s bring out the Creativity, Self Love, Positive Action, Focus and Living Life with Purpose so we can receive Emotional Balance, Visualizations, Energetic Alignment and Vibrational Understanding. $10, 7:30-9 pm. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www. kenneallyacupuncture.com. GUIDED MEDITATION & CHANTING WITH YOGI SHIVRAJ. Connect with the infinite energy of the Universe. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 7-8 pm. Space limited, RSVP. Call 818/882-1899 (San Fernando Valley). www. SiddhiCenter.org. IPSB OPEN HOUSE—FREE TO THE PUBLIC, at LA’s most innovative body therapy school, come meet the staff, see a demonstration and learn about opportunities in the field of bodywork. Starts 7:30 pm sharp. Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com. SOUL DANCE EVENING, 7:30-9 pm, free (do-

nations welcome). Do you love to dance? Join us for a magical free-style dance evening where you can dance to all kinds of music in our beautiful mansion setting, with moments interspersed reminding us God is our true dance partner. It’s fun, outrageous, sacred. No dance expertise needed. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018 (www.peacelabyrinth.org). For more info contact Alisha Hayes at Alisha@SoulDanceLA.com, visit www.SoulDanceLA.com, or call 323/737-4055, ext. 1130. MANIFEST WITH EASE & GRACE IN THE DELIGHT FREQUENCY®, workshop with Mikaela Jones, 7:30-9:30 pm. Info: 503/679-0693, www.MikaelaJones.com. You deserve to have the outward manifestation of your life reflect who you truly are. Mikaela utilizes breath work, sound healing with crystal and Tibetan bowls, energy meridian tapping, affirmations and hypnosis to help you release stress and raise your vibration into the Delight Frequency®. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. UNITY WEST SANTA MONICA BOOK GROUP, meets every Thursday 7-8 pm. Currently we are reading and sharing Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth,” his best-selling spiritual guide inspiring millions of readers to discover true freedom and joy of a life lived in “the now.” Handout materials given at each meeting. Group is ongoing, you may drop in any time. Love offering basis. Unity West Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/5770000, www.unitywestchurch.org. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR


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LIFE, discussion of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book. Led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4 THE SOUND CURRENT: THE ROAD HOME, a video seminar presentation featuring JohnRoger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). 7:30-9:30 pm, free, refreshments follow. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/7374055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. NEW MOON CELEBRATION with Rev. Penny Randall, C.Ht., 7:30-9 pm. The new moon is a time for new beginnings. Join us in planting new ideas, new goals and new energy on this New Moon. We will raise our energy synergistically for our highest good, our dreams, and our new life. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/2524100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. SPONTANEOUS AWAKENING, bring your questions on psychic abilities and experiences, questions about various metaphysical topics, and discuss what is going on during your spiritual journey to enlightenment. Fridays, March 4, 11 & 18, 7-8:30 pm, $10. With Tracey Boyer, Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. THE REJUVENATING ENERGY OF THE NEW

MOON is revealed in the spiritual message of LUNA, An Ethereal Study Of The Moon, on DVD at www.jasonartworks.com. A SPIRITUAL HEALING CLINIC, 15-minute healing sessions with Jude Unegbu, available 11 am-4 pm, suggested donation from $20; 45-minutes, from $75. For info and appts, call 310/659-1733, ext. 114 or events@bodhitree. com. Website: www.JudeTheHealer.com. Born in West Africa, Jude Unegbu has been a spiritual healer for over 16 years. His training was with his Shaman grandfather and further enhanced by techniques from Sir George King, founder of the Aetherius Society. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5 BECOMING THE GODDESS with Ayamanatara, noon-2 pm. We are all a manifestation of the Divine, both its feminine and masculine aspects. This workshop explores concepts from Gnosticism, Shamanism and the Western Mystery School Tradition as we move through awakening the goddess within each of us, no matter your gender. Investment: $33. Kenneal-

ly Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. NUTS & BOLTS OF TEACHING REIKI, March 5-6, a new class with Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller. Are you already a Reiki Master but want to improve your teaching ability, get guidance on the logistics of setting up, advertising and teaching classes? Review the Reiki history, insight on how to handle student questions, practice doing and receiving Attunements. $399, register at www.ReikiMastery. com. Glendale/La Crescenta. International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery. com. WOMEN’S GROUP, 10-11:30 am. This month’s theme: What’s Luck Got to Do with It? Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. PALPATION SKILLS FOR MASSAGE class. Through palpation, students explore the entire body, building tactile recognition of specific anatomical structures. Focus is on bony landmarks, muscle location and soft tissue textures. Knowledgeable palpation is an essential skill for the advancement of any bodyworker. Required for IPSB Deep Tissue II. Prerequisite: Massage Technician Training. Meets 2 Saturday mornings and 2 full Saturdays, ends March 26, $300. Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com.


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A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS WITH MALACHI, Living the Frequency of Light Through Creative Chaos. Malachi is a Being of Light who reveals the continual meaning of the Transformation surging through our galaxy. Katherine Torres has been channeling Malachi for more than 28 years. This Angelic Being’s mission is to help us see the Essential Light of our Being. 10 am1 pm, $55 (if paid by March 2) or $75 at the door. Katherine Torres, PhD, DD, www.facesofwomanspirit.com. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. CHANNELING WITH “MRS. P” through Wendy Kennedy. The 9th Dimensional Pleiadian Collective will give a world view, then take your questions. 2-4 pm, $40, Westlake Village. Register at 805/373-7861, Susan@TheBridgeofLight.com, or visit www.TheBridgeofLight. com. PEOPLE & PET COMMUNICATION AND HEALING FAIR, everyone welcome, free healings for people and pets. Please bring your pets on a leash or in a carrying case so that they are safe

and comfortable; bring a picture if you can’t bring them in. 2-4 pm. Intuitive Communication & Healings for everyone. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www. true-insight.com. BOOKSIGNING: Dr. Dominic Coppola and Martha Keith Dane have been teachers and spiritual counselors for over 35 years. Their books include: Love Letters from our Beloved Creator, Tapestry of Poems and Writings, Trailing Clouds of Glory: Remembering Who You Are and The Awakening: Our Legacy. Free booksigning event, 2-3 pm. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Traditional Chinese exercise for improving your health and well-being. This stress-reducing “Meditation in Movement” teaches you better coordination and balance. Beginners, 9-10:30 am, includes Qi Gong breathing, energy exercises, with individualized attention and correction to improve posture and strength. At Douglas Park in Santa Monica (at Wilshire Blvd. & Chelsea, 2 blocks W. of 26th St., with alternate inside location when rains). Sifu Spraker has taught T’ai Chi internationally for over 38 years. Info, fees & enrollment: 310/479-3646, www.alexandertaichi.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 IT’S A COIN TOSS, with Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11

am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. INTRODUCTION TO MSIA, workshop with Laren Bright and Debbie Roth, 2-4 pm, free (donations welcome), refreshments served. Discover more about the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), a nondenominational church founded by John-Roger, DSS. Learn tools that allow you to experience your Soul and incorporate spirituality into your everyday life in a practical way. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. GUIDED MEDITATION & CHANTING WITH YOGI SHIVRAJ. Connect with the infinite energy of the Universe. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 7-8 pm. Space limited, RSVP. Call 818/882-1899 (San Fernando Valley). www. SiddhiCenter.org. HOW TO UNCOVER YOUR PAST LIVES, 7-9 pm. Past-life awareness provides the key to unlocking current problems and fulfilling your potential. You create your future with every thought and deed in the present; why not discover how to make it more stress-free, joyous and creative? Learn about the teachers and guides on the spiritual planes that can help you. Visit or watch the class streamed live on the web. Unarius Academy of Science, 145 S. Magnolia Ave., El Cajon, 800/475-7062, www. unarius.org.


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MEET & WORK WITH YOUR SPIRIT GUIDES WITH KRISHANTI, 2:30-4 pm, $25. We all have a spiritual support system to help us with our life endeavors. Some experts say we can connect to as many as 33 guides at any point in time. Class includes discussion on how spirit guides work and hands-on meditative experience where you’ll get to meet your guides faceto-face. House of Intuition, 2237 W. Sunset Blvd., LA 90026, ph. 213/413-8300. Metered parking on Sunset or free parking on Waterloo. www.meetup.com/houseofintuition. OVERCOMING ANGER & STRESS, presented by Kadampa Meditation Center, 10:30 am-12 noon, $12 donation. Discussion and meditation. Info: 323/223-0610, www.MeditateinLA. org. Learn from Buddha’s practical advice on how we can choose to overcome anger in any situation and develop the inner power of patience. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400.

class. The Waite Rider deck will be taught. Mondays (March 7, 14 & 21), 7-9 pm, $34/session or $93 paid in advance, $8 materials fee. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. EXPLORE PAST-LIFE REGRESSION, a free self-improvement class, 7-9 pm. Could unresolved conflicts in a past life be affecting you in your present life? Do you have reoccurring dreams or relationship patterns you cannot let go of? Explore this fascinating subject and personally experience it in a supportive, safe environment. Includes a 30-minute group past life journey. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356. To register call 818/758-2747, or visit www.hypnosis.edu/classes. THE ARTIST’S WAY WORKSHOP presented by Kelly Morgan, 7-10 pm, workshop series, $385. Info: 310/839-3424, www.creativelife. com. Dramatically improve your artistic confidence, productivity and creative expression. This proven 3-month program integrates new habits with the spiritual path of the artist into your daily routine. An empowering program for established or aspiring artists, writers, poets, actors, and creative people from all walks of life. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com.

CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs and DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Classes are live streamed on the web. For more info about the Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www. unarius.org.

SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org.

SUNDAYS AT 6, Sunday nights at Clearsight, 6 pm. Deepen and expand your Meditation Practice with this one-hour Weekly Meditation session. 45 minutes of guided meditation and 15 minutes of open questions about spirituality. (The last Sunday of each month also features a Chakra Clean-out.) $10. Instructor: Judy Nelson. All levels welcome. To reserve your seat please email clearsightaura@gmail.com. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com.

FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400.

HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/823-1996.

MONDAY, MARCH 7 SPIRITUAL SELF MASTERY CLASSES, on 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita. Inclusive, Christ-centered. Call for location and directions, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net. BEGINNING TAROT, watch the cards come alive as Wendy shows you how to interpret individuals cards, how to ask a question, and how to put it all together in layouts which she will demonstrate on student volunteers in

TUESDAY, MARCH 8 TAPPING INTO ONENESS. What is the authentic Self and how do we go about discovering it? Come explore the macrocosmic and microcosmic aspects of the psyche with Leanne Whitney as she sheds light on the nature of consciousness and innate wholeness. 7-9 pm, $20. Info: info@leannewhitney.com. At The House of Intuition, 2237 W. Sunset Blvd., LA 90026, ph. 213/413-8300, www.houseofintuitionla.com. TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm.


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Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth. org. REIKI HEALING NIGHT, at Pasadena Public Library, 6:30-9:30 pm. Come explore this healing energy. Meditative, powerful evening (weekend class follows). $20 suggested donation, please call to confirm. Reiki Master/ Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery.com. OPEN HOUSE: FREE SPIRITUAL HEALINGS, presented by the Bodhi Tree Healing Clinic and Jude Unegbu, 7:30-9:30 pm. Info and appts: 310/659-4428, ext. 113, www.JudeTheHealer. com. Meet Spiritual Healer and Shaman, Jude Unegbu, and other healers who have been trained by him. Receive a free 15-minute healing session. This hands-on energy healing technique works on the mind, body, spirit levels and can help with both physical and emotional issues. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal. com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 FREE POLARITY INTRO, 7-9 pm. Lecture, demonstration and experience of the application of Polarity principles, the systematic understanding of the body’s inherent healing energy. (See March 19 listing for upcoming Polarity I class.) Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver

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City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com. NEW INTUITIVE MEDITATION DAYTIME CLASS begins today, 11 am-1 pm. Adult class held at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, El Segundo 90245. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 310/6402211, www.true-insight.com. CLEARSIGHT INTRO NIGHT, 7:30-10 pm. Find out about our Clairvoyant Training, Energetic Medicine Program, one-night classes and more in this free, fun and insightful evening. Open to all, bring a friend. Instructor: Wendie Colter. Free, please RSVP to clearsightaura@gmail.com or call us at 310/395-1170 to reserve your seat. Visit www.clearsightaura. com. QUANTUM SKELETAL ALIGNMENT INTRO EVENING, 6:30-8:30 pm. Suffer from scoliosis, back, neck or hip pain? Quantum Skeletal Alignment can straighten scoliosis in 4 sessions. Come experience miraculous healing through precise and gentle touch by Chantal Benedict. Call or email to reserve appt. Healing Heart Center, 818/884-2499. Love donation, in West Hills. Visit www.Chantalheart.com, email Channymnda@aol.com. RADICAL FORGIVENESS with Christina Galvez, 7 pm, $15. When we do not forgive someone or some situation, we store that energy as a block in our bodies. Forgiveness is a necessary aspect of our physical, emotional and mental well-being. This workshop explores the philosophy of Radical Forgiveness and includes a guided meditation to facilitate forgiving others as well as ourselves. House of Intuition, 2237 W. Sunset Blvd., LA 90026, ph. 213/413-8300. Metered parking on Sunset or free parking on Waterloo. www.meetup.com/ houseofintuition.

nity. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. MEDITATION WITH REV. SUZANNE COMMONS, 6-7 pm. Join Rev. Suzanne as she shares the many methods of meditation she has learned from her years of study. Please enter quietly if you are unable to arrive promptly at 6 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. (In the Library of Yale Hall.) FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by John-Roger, DSS to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, ext. 1548, registrar@pts.org, www.pts.org. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

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INTUITIVE MEDITATION CLASS BEGINS, please join us, beginners welcome, 7-9:30 pm. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com.

GUIDED MEDITATION & CHANTING WITH YOGI SHIVRAJ. Connect with the infinite energy of the Universe. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 7-8 pm. Space limited, RSVP. Call 818/882-1899 (San Fernando Valley). www. SiddhiCenter.org.

LEARN THE POWER OF LIFE COACHING, free workshop with Keith Miller, 7:30-9:30 pm. Info: 310/351-4820 or Keith@iPECcoaching.com. Are you ready to experience the fulfillment and rewards of being a professional coach? As a certified iPEC Coach, you will assist people to connect their inner purpose and passion to outer goals to achieve extraordinary results. Learn about this truly unique career opportu-

WHAT IS REIKI? An informative workshop designed to answer all your questions about Reiki and how it might benefit you. Learn what it does, how it works, how it differs from other Energy techniques, and how to find a qualified practitioner. Q&A period follows to address your specific questions. 7:30 pm, $5. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon


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FRIDAY, MARCH 11 STEADINESS, FLEXIBILITY & INTENTION, a video seminar presentation featuring JohnRoger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). 7:30-9:30 pm, free, donations welcome, refreshments follow. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. I AM: THE SHIFT IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN, a film by Tom Shadyac, director of “Bruce Almighty,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Ace Ventura.” What if the solution to the world’s problems was right in front of us all along? Film features Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Coleman Barks, Lynne McTaggart and Thom Hartmann. Opens March 11 at the Arclight Cinemas, Sunset & Vine (4 hours validated parking $2), 323/464-4226. Visit iamthedoc.com for more information.

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A SPIRITUAL HEALING CLINIC, 15-minute healing sessions with Jude Unegbu, available 11 am-4 pm, suggested donation from $20; 45-minutes, from $75. For info and appts, call 310/659-1733, ext. 114 or events@bodhitree. com. Website: www.JudeTheHealer.com. Born in West Africa, Jude Unegbu has been a spiritual healer for over 16 years. His training was with his Shaman grandfather and further enhanced by techniques from Sir George King, founder of the Aetherius Society. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. BEYOND THE CLOAK OF CALIFORNIA, and Beyond the Veil of Sedona, author Cassandra Cloverleaf discusses and signs her books, 7:30 pm. Info: www.BeyondTheCloakOfCalifornia. com, www.SedonaBeyondTheVeil.com. Cassandra Cloverleaf and her twin sister Celena are dedicated to increasing the awareness that Faeries, Devas, Orbs and Nature Spirits really do exist in the elements of earth, water, fire and air. Their books explain the phenomena of vortices, portals and ley lines and how entities use them to travel between dimensions. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12 A LIFETIME OF WOMEN’S HEALTH USING YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS, featuring Dr. Dan Purser, MD. 8 am-5 pm, at UCLA’s De Neve Plaza. Includes: Real Solutions for the Top 7 Female Health Concerns (Dr. Dan Purser, MD); Healing Your Hormonal State of Being (Gary Strauss, MS, RPP, PWE); Pre/Post Natal Care (Sabrina Roberson, CMT, CD, PES). 6 NCBTMB CE hours offered. For info and to register visit www.lifetimeofwomenshealth. com. A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE LABYRINTH, 12-4 pm, Free (Prana Café open with lighter fare for sale). Take time for yourself and

explore your Soul at this afternoon at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens. Labyrinth walks, journaling in our garden, with over 16 water fountains. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, or www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. THE RE-MEMBERING PROCESS, Self-Heal, Self-Empower, Self-Awaken, 9 am-5 pm. In this one-day live sound healing event, author, inspirational speaker and sound healing specialist Adayara Rivera shares his personal life experiences of overcoming sexual abuse as a child, drug, alcohol and sex addition. Based upon the MCEO Freedom Teachings™, he will share how to attain true Freedom. Space is limited, register on-line at www.AdayaraBudAea. com. $99/person. At Fred Segal Yoga, 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310/907-4022. ART/REIKI MASTER CLASS, March 12-14, Glendale/La Crescenta. ART stands for Advanced Reiki Training. In this class students learn healing techniques and meditations too advanced for Reiki 1 & 2, and learn how to do attunements to they can begin to teach Reiki. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery. com. A LIFE IN DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY: Looking Back, Looking Forward, a seminar with James Hillman, PhD, March 12-13. A retrospective on Dr. Hillman’s extensive body of work, from his groundbreaking Re-visioning Psychology and Dreams of the Underworld to his more recent The Soul’s Code and The Terrible Love of War. At Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara 93108. For information about pricing, registration, accommodations, please visit the Public Programs page at www.pacifica.edu or call 805/969-3626, ext. 103. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net.


26 SELACIA’S “CREATING NEW PARADIGM RELATIONSHIPS” seminar, 7:30 pm. At the Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose, West Hollywood 90069. Attend this seminar to discover a new way to love and relate to others in these times of great change. Experience leading edge healing tools including essential oils and DNA healing. Selacia is an author, intuitive healer, and guide on the path of spiritual awakening. Info: 310/915-2884. Preregistration requested online: www.Selacia.com (Free Seminar Signup). PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. EDGAR CAYCE STUDY GROUP, 10 am. Discussion of the latest information coming from A.R.E. Headquarters. Fascinating, enlightening and educational. With Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. Love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. FREE PSYCHIC READINGS FOR ANIMALS with Karen Gonzales, 11 am-2 pm, free. At the front porch of the Bodhi Tree Used Books Store. Appts recommended, walk-ups also welcome. Info & appts: 818/486-4737, www. BeyondThisWorld.com. What is your pet thinking? Find out with medium and pet psychic Karen Gonzales. She enjoys sharing messages from Spirit that provide a deeper understanding of the conscious mind of animals. She can also read for pets who have passed away. Donations appreciated. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. HOW YOU CAN STAY ALIVE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, free workshop with Art Kunkin, donations appreciated, 3-5 pm. Info: www. AlchemyRevealed.com, artkunkin@gmail.com. Kunkin, founding editor of The Los Angeles Free Press and co-founder of The Whole Life Expo, has spent the last 30 years in his scientific laboratory replicating experiments found in his one thousand books on the ancient secret science of alchemy. Free downloads of an article about his work is available at www.Immortality-Is-Possible.com. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Traditional Chinese exercise for improving your health and well-being. This stress-reducing “Meditation in Movement” teaches you better coordination and balance. Beginners, 9-10:30 am, includes Qi Gong breathing, energy exercises, with individualized attention and correction to improve posture and strength. At Douglas Park in Santa Monica (at Wilshire Blvd. & Chelsea, 2 blocks W. of 26th St., with alternate inside location when rains). Sifu Spraker has taught T’ai Chi internationally for over 38 years. Info, fees & enrollment: 310/479-3646, www.alexandertaichi.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS DOCENT TOURS and public visits, 12-4 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation garden, with over 16 water fountains restoring you with their peaceful sounds. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org. GUIDED MEDITATION & CHANTING WITH YOGI SHIVRAJ. Connect with the infinite energy of the Universe. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 7-8 pm. Space limited, RSVP. Call 818/882-1899 (San Fernando Valley). www. SiddhiCenter.org. THAI MASSAGE I class. Traditional Thai massage has become a popular form of bodywork. Its rhythmic movements of compression and manipulation provide full care of the body, mind and spirit. The therapist uses not only hands but forearms, elbows, knees and feet. Technique is taught on a table but also demonstrated on a floor mat. No prerequisite. Saturdays 9:30-6:30 through March 27. $360 plus materials fee. Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com. TOP O’ THE MORNIN’, with Rev. BJ Enright. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. THE SHIFT with Ayamanatara, noon-5 pm. The only constant in the Universe is change. This 5-hour intensive workshop will explore shifting energies in depth, what they mean, how they present and how to work with them with grace and consciousness. We will go over specific tools, doing exercises and experiencing focused meditations to attune ourselves to the new energy. $75. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. UNICORNS AND PEGASUS with Maja D’Aoust, 1-3 pm, $20. Look deeper into the symbolism of these 2 majestic horses. How does Pegasus, born of the blood of Medusa, help us overcome obstacles we might face today? What is it about the Unicorn that continues to inspire us so prevalently and unerringly into modern times and cultures? House of Intuition, 2237 W. Sunset Blvd., LA 90026, ph. 213/413-8300. Metered parking on Sunset or free parking on Waterloo. www.meetup.com/houseofintuition. HEALING HOMOPHOBIA, FROM THE INSIDE OUT, workshop with Jesse Brune, co-founder and executive director of Project: Service L.A., 3-5 pm, donations welcome. Info: 323/3332831, www.ProjectServiceLA.org. Workshop is aimed at healing the internalized ideas, beliefs and stereotypes of homophobia and transphobia and offers a spiritual approach to healing false ideas that America has about the

LGBTQI community. Everyone encouraged to attend, regardless of sexual preference. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs and DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Classes are live streamed on the web. For more info about the Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www. unarius.org. SUNDAYS AT 6, Sunday nights at Clearsight, 6 pm. Deepen and expand your Meditation Practice with this one-hour Weekly Meditation session. 45 minutes of guided meditation and 15 minutes of open questions about spirituality. (The last Sunday of each month also features a Chakra Clean-out.) $10. Instructor: Judy Nelson. All levels welcome. To reserve your seat please email clearsightaura@gmail.com. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400.

MONDAY, MARCH 14 GROUP READING THROUGH CHANNELING with Ayamanatara, a trance channel with over 15 years experience, trained in the Delphic Oracle lineage. She brings through Spiderwoman, Cassandra of Troy, St. Anthony the Abbot, Miriam of Magdala, and The Council to inform and counsel. Includes a message to those assembled, answers to individual questions in a group setting, and a group healing. Persons arriving late will not be admitted. 7-9 pm, $33. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www. kenneallyacupuncture.com. ENERGY HEALING & CONNECTION, free selfimprovement class, 7-9 pm. Did you know everything is made up of Energy? Experience how your thoughts and beliefs affect your own energy field and see how the body’s energies are the key to health, vitality and well-being. Learn how to increase the flow of energy through your body with a few simple techniques. Class also touches upon the chakra system. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356. To register call 818/758-2747, or visit www.hypnosis. edu/classes.


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THE ARTIST’S WAY WORKSHOP presented by Kelly Morgan, 7-10 pm, workshop series, $385. Info: 310/839-3424, www.creativelife. com. Dramatically improve your artistic confidence, productivity and creative expression. This proven 3-month program integrates new habits with the spiritual path of the artist into your daily routine. An empowering program for established or aspiring artists, writers, poets, actors, and creative people from all walks of life. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/823-1996.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15 TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth. org. GUIDED MEDITATION & CHANTING WITH YOGI SHIVRAJ. Connect with the infinite energy of the Universe. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 7-8 pm. Space limited, RSVP. Call 818/882-1899 (San Fernando Valley). www. SiddhiCenter.org. MAKING DECISIONS WITH THE WHOLE BRAIN: Activating Your Creativity, Intuition and the Ocean of Deep Wisdom Within, an experiential workshop with Pamela Hale, creator of the Sand Spirits Insight Cards, 7:30-9:30 pm, $10 advance or online at www.ThroughADifferentLens.com (“Store”), $15 at the door. Info: 520/825-5463 or visit the website. Discover how nature’s images can serve as lenses for seeing ourselves and our possibilities with a new, deeper vision. Pam has photographed stunning images and uses them as a powerful tool for facing challenges. Bring a pen, your imagination and your open eyes. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood

90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal. com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 INTUITIVE COMMUNICATION NIGHTS, Wed. & Thurs. evenings, 7:30-9 pm. 1-1/4 hour Intuitive Communication. Please RSVP. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. FREE INTRO NIGHT tonight for the Basic DNA Theta Healing Seminar being offered APRIL 810 by the Marina Rose School of DNA Theta Healing®. DNA Theta Healing is the most potent, profound and powerful healing paradigm on the planet at this time. Learn how to cultivate a Theta Brain Wave and connect directly to the Creative Source, chakra balancing, open psychic senses and how to ground your energy, remote viewing, body scanning, and DNA activation. Preview at 2210 Main St., Suite 202, Santa Monica 90405. Information: www.dnathetahealing.com, info@dnathetahealing.com, 310/358-2991. I AM THE WORD: A Guide to the Consciousness of Man’s Self in a Transitioning Time, A Channeled Text, author Paul Selig discusses and signs his book, 7:30 pm. Info: www.TarcherBooks.com. Humanity has lost itself. We have forgotten our true nature. The channeled Guides of his book provide a concise, powerful program in self-awareness, through dialogue, exercises and affirmations, to ease negative complexes and align your existence with its highest purpose. Selig is director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. MEDITATION WITH REV. SUZANNE COMMONS, 6-7 pm. Join Rev. Suzanne as she shares the many methods of meditation she has learned from her years of study. Please enter quietly if you are unable to arrive promptly at 6 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. (In the Library of Yale Hall.) FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by John-Roger, DSS to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is


29 described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, ext. 1548, registrar@pts.org, www.pts.org. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 GUIDED MEDITATION & CHANTING WITH YOGI SHIVRAJ. Connect with the infinite energy of the Universe. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 7-8 pm. Space limited, RSVP. Call 818/882-1899 (San Fernando Valley). www. SiddhiCenter.org. HARMONY CIRCLE LUNCHEON, MEETING, 12 noon. This group has been in existence for 83 years and meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except July/August), sponsoring annual fundraisers to help support the Church and many outreach programs. All are welcome to attend; please call to make a reservation. Regular luncheon only $4/person. Yale Hall, Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org.

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AKASHIC RECORDS & SOUL JOURNEY MONTHLY MEET-UP. Explore life from your Soul’s perspective. Discuss the Akashic Records and Soul evolution with other spiritual seekers. Burbank location. Private readings also available. Info: www.Meetup.com/AkashicLA, Barbara Schiffman, 818/415-3479. UNITY WEST SANTA MONICA BOOK GROUP, meets every Thursday 7-8 pm. Currently we are reading and sharing Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth,” his best-selling spiritual guide inspiring millions of readers to discover true freedom and joy of a life lived in “the now.” Handout materials given at each meeting. Group is ongoing, you may drop in any time. Love offering basis. Unity West Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/5770000, www.unitywestchurch.org. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, discussion of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book. Led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 ISLAND BODY HARMONICS FASTING WEEKEND RETREAT, March 18-19. Celebrate Spring Equinox in Mystical Avalon, Catalina Island. Re-awaken Balance Within. Breathe the Breath of Life. Rediscover the Beauty of You. 4 pm Friday, March 18 to Sunday March 20. $325 (due by March 8). Info: Island Body Harmonics Retreats, 805/889-9099, email catalystretreats@yahoo.com. Find us on Facebook at Island Body Harmonics! MOVIE NIGHT, 7 pm. Join us the 3rd Friday of

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30 each month for Movie Night (except Oct., Nov., Dec.). Bring your own meal and eat with us at 6:30, then the movie begins at 7 pm. Movie and popcorn are free. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. SOUL TRANSCENDENCE: THE ULTIMATE OPPORTUNITY, a video seminar presentation featuring John Morton, Spiritual Director of MSIA. 7:30-9:30 pm, free, donations welcome, refreshments follow. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. SPRING EQUINOX DRUMMING GATHERING FOR WOMEN, honor the balancing of inward ebb (dark) and outward flow (light). Celebrate our bond with Earth as She and we burst into bloom. Bring something that symbolizes the emerging you want to energize to place on a communal altar. Bring spirit, voice, feet to move, water, cushion, drums and/or rattles if you have them. 7-8:30 pm. Info: Robyn, 805/646-4518. Donations appreciated. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com. FULL MOON FIRE PUJA SATSANG, 5-8 pm. Full Moon holds an auspicious moment when energies to Source magnifies. Siddhar master, Tapasyogi Nandhi, will take you through an inner journey utilizing simple and empowering mantras along with advanced yogic techniques from the mystical yogic path. Open to all. Cost: heart’s offering. Info: 310/451-7377, www.nandhi.com/events.htm, email vasini@nandhi.com. THE ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES TO CREATE A FULFILLING LIFE, Reichian Therapy & Transactional Analysis, A Body/Mind Approach, lecture, film, experiential self-actualization, presented by Bond Wright, MA, CRT, 7:30-9:30 pm, $10. Info: 310/450-3396. This 4th generation Reichian therapist has counseled people to find their undiscovered Self and enable that Self to become whole and empowered. An empowering, exciting Reichian Tool will be taught, and 2 Reichian Therapy “intensives” will be given to volunteer workshop participants. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. A SPIRITUAL HEALING CLINIC, 15-minute healing sessions with Jude Unegbu, available 11 am-4 pm, suggested donation from $20; 45-minutes, from $75. For info and appts, call 310/659-1733, ext. 114 or events@bodhitree. com. Website: www.JudeTheHealer.com. Born in West Africa, Jude Unegbu has been a spiritual healer for over 16 years. His training was with his Shaman grandfather and further enhanced by techniques from Sir George King, founder of the Aetherius Society. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Medita-

tion Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 OJAI WORDFEST is a celebration of words, ideas and stories unfolding in one of the most beautiful settings in California: the majestic Ojai Valley. The week-long event will bring together readers and writers of all genres, skill levels, and ages for 9 days of reading and writing events and workshops. March 19-27. For details visit www.ojaiwordfest.com. LOVE & PASSION: A Workshop for Couples, March 19-20. Communication, energy techniques for enhanced relating. Facilitators: relationship and sex expert, Dr. Lori Buckley; Tantra facilitator and author, Meloney Hudson. 10 am-4 pm, Sat-Sun, $395/couple, space limited. Pasadena. Info and registration: 626/8934208, lori@drloribuckley.com, www.positiveenergywoman.com, www.drloribuckley.com. THE POWER OF THE FULL MOON shows LUNA as the goddess in her full glory in LUNA, An Ethereal Study Of The Moon on DVD at www.jasonartworks.com. PROSPERITY CLUB, 10 am-noon. “Prosperity Seeds.” Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. POLARITY I CLASS, learn how to feel and palpate life energy by utilizing hands-on contacts, toning, breathing and gentle counseling techniques to create a holistic healing approach that can enhance other modalities. This course is the foundation for developing as an energetic practitioner. No prerequisite. (Free intro March 9, see listing.) Sat-Sun March 19-20, 9 am-6:30 pm, $255. Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb. com. BOOST YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNE SYSTEM with a “needle free” seasonal acupuncture treatment. The acupuncture points are stimulated with a cold laser so you do not feel anything except relief from seasonal allergies and illness. Seasonal acupuncture assists the body in making the transition from one season to the next. 9 am-4 pm. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. SELACIA’S MEDITATION CHANNELING EVENT with the Council of 12. An evening of personal and planetary healing. Join with others on site in Santa Monica and around the

world calling in for the teleclass portion of this Equinox group channeling event. Selacia is an author, intuitive healer, channel for The Council of 12, and guide to others on the path of spiritual awakening. $40 prepaid at website: www. selacia.com. Info: 310/915-2884, selacia@selacia.com. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. REIKI 1 & 2 CLASS, March 19-20. Amazingly powerful, easily learned energy healing. Promotes relaxation and healing in oneself and others, including across distances. Experimental, casual atmosphere. 9:15 am-7 pm (1 pm lunch), $350. Register on website. Nursing and NCBTMB CEs. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery.com. At Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214 (near Glendale). MARCH PSYCHIC FAIRE, 11 am-5 pm. $25/15 minute Psychic Read or $35/30 minute. Call Friday, March 18 after 10 am to set up an appt with the reader of your choice. Palmistry, tarot, numerology, astrology, runes, channeling, tea leaf reads, and aura reads available. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Traditional Chinese exercise for improving your health and well-being. This stress-reducing “Meditation in Movement” teaches you better coordination and balance. Beginners, 9-10:30 am, includes Qi Gong breathing, energy exercises, with individualized attention and correction to improve posture and strength. At Douglas Park in Santa Monica (at Wilshire Blvd. & Chelsea, 2 blocks W. of 26th St., with alternate inside location when rains). Sifu Spraker has taught T’ai Chi internationally for over 38 years. Info, fees & enrollment: 310/479-3646, www.alexandertaichi.com. KRISHNAMURTI FRIENDS OF LOS ANGELES presents a Program of Video and Dialogue, 710 pm, $10 suggested donation, for info call 310/650-5079 or email kdialogue@roadrunner. com. The evening includes a video of Krishnamurti (approximately 1 hour), then seeks to explore the topic of the video via the medium of dialogue. Focus is on “what is” rather than on ideas and opinions. This group has no affiliation with the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com.

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A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS DOCENT TOURS and public visits, 12-4 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation garden, with over 16 water fountains restoring you with their peaceful sounds. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org. GUIDED MEDITATION & CHANTING WITH YOGI SHIVRAJ. Connect with the infinite energy of the Universe. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 7-8 pm. Space limited, RSVP. Call 818/882-1899 (San Fernando Valley). www. SiddhiCenter.org. SPRING EQUINOX PIPE CEREMONY, free, 10:45 am-1 pm, everyone welcome. Each month we celebrate a different spiritual perspective. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. SPRING SEASONAL ACUPUNCTURE & HEALING LIGHT event, 9 am-6 pm. Get your seasonal acupuncture treatment to boost your immune system. Then spend the day shopping among the many vendors for jewelry, inspirational t-shirts, crystals and more. Other services available include astrology readings, ad-

vanced digital foot detox, chair massage, spiritual readings. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. Info: call 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. L.A.’S FIRST ANNUAL FREE TO BREATHE YOGATHON, 10 am. A day of hope and healing as we join together in performing 108 sun salutations on the Spring equinox, to raise funds and awareness for America’s #1 cancer killer, lung cancer. At Descanso Gardens, Van de Kamp Hall, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge 91011. Proceeds benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership. Register online at www. freetobreathe.org. USE THE BREAK-UP TO WAKE UP! Relationships driving you crazy? Never feel rejected again! Vernon Howard’s brilliant discoveries heal life’s hurts. Class Sunday at 10 am, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/899-9300, www.anewlife.org. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Un-

arius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs and DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Classes are live streamed on the web. For more info about the Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www. unarius.org. SUNDAYS AT 6, Sunday nights at Clearsight, 6 pm. Deepen and expand your Meditation Practice with this one-hour Weekly Meditation session. 45 minutes of guided meditation and 15 minutes of open questions about spirituality. (The last Sunday of each month also features a Chakra Clean-out.) $10. Instructor: Judy Nelson. All levels welcome. To reserve your seat please email clearsightaura@gmail.com. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400.

MONDAY, MARCH 21 MEDITATIONS FOR MODERN MAN, 7-8:30 pm. A 4 week course in ancient Buddhist mindfulness, as interpreted and adapted for today’s fast-paced scientific world. Experience “the Profound” and “the Ultimate” directly though these unique and original one-hour guided journeys of contemplation and deep seeing. Ideally suited to the modern mind and available exclusively at The Bodhi Center. Registration


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34 required. $99. The Bodhi Center, 310/4971899, www.theBODHIcenter.net. RELATIONSHIP STRATEGIES, a free self-improvement class, 7-9 pm. How much of our behavior in relationships has been programmed from childhood? What role does the subconscious mind play in who we choose in relationships and why? This eye-opening seminar is based on the E & P Relationship Strategies at HMI. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356. To register call 818/758-2747, or visit www.hypnosis.edu/ classes. SPIRITUAL SELF MASTERY CLASSES, on 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita. Inclusive, Christ-centered. Call for location and directions, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net. THE ARTIST’S WAY WORKSHOP presented by Kelly Morgan, 7-10 pm, workshop series, $385. Info: 310/839-3424, www.creativelife. com. Dramatically improve your artistic confidence, productivity and creative expression. This proven 3-month program integrates new habits with the spiritual path of the artist into your daily routine. An empowering program for established or aspiring artists, writers, poets, actors, and creative people from all walks of life. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/823-1996.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22 T.M. HEALINGS, 7:45-8:45 pm. The cleaning of energies that would interfere or inhibit the natural ability of the spirit to heal the body. Everyone welcome, please RSVP to confirm. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena

Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth. org. THE PATH OF SAINTS: THE LONG UNWINDING ROAD, workshop with Paul Nugent, International Director of The Aetherius Society, workshop, 7:30-9:30 pm, $3. Info: 323/4659652, www.Aetherius.org. The good news is that we are all destined for Sainthood. The bad news is that most of us have not yet arrived. How long it takes is entirely up to us. In 1961 an advanced “Saint” spelled out the road map for all of us; in this class we examine this Path and hear verbatim, in re-mastered recordings, extracts of what this inter-planetary Master had to say. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal. com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. New class begins today, an 8-week series for both beginning and intermediate level students. Reduce stress, improve balance and posture, and receive physical and spiritual benefits for your overall health. Beginner class 6-7 pm; intermediate 78 pm. At AADAP, Inc., 2900 S. Crenshaw at 29th St., LA 90016. Series fee $85. Info: 310/479-3646, sprakerlg@earthlink.net, www. alexandertaichi.com. MEDITATION WITH REV. SUZANNE COMMONS, 6-7 pm. Join Rev. Suzanne as she shares the many methods of meditation she has learned from her years of study. Please enter quietly if you are unable to arrive promptly at 6 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. (In the Library of Yale Hall.) FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by John-Roger, DSS to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, ext. 1548, registrar@pts.org, www.pts.org. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A

Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 TRUE INSIGHT FREE OPEN HOUSE, 7:30-9 pm (please arrive at 7:30 pm), everyone welcome, free. Intuitive Meditation and see what True Insight has to share. Come join us and have some fun. Free Communication and free Healings tonight. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. Workshops and more! SPRING EQUINOX, or Vernal Equinox, is the time of balance between night and day. Celebrate with us this glorious balance marking our time of leaving the darkness of winter behind and the return of the sun. Feel yourself in balance within and without during this evening of thanking winter with its short days and welcoming the upcoming longer days of sun and light. 7:30-9 pm, $10. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. Info: call 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. GUIDED MEDITATION & CHANTING WITH YOGI SHIVRAJ. Connect with the infinite energy of the Universe. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 7-8 pm. Space limited, RSVP. Call 818/882-1899 (San Fernando Valley). www. SiddhiCenter.org. INTERGENERATIONAL ENSEMBLE BUILDING ACTING WORKSHOP, with Gai Jones, 4-6 pm, free. This energetic acting workshop is geared for actors and non-actors of any age (8 years+ and their adults). Experience ensemble building activities for warm-ups, getting in touch with playfulness, and life skills involving saying yes to creativity. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered. com, www.ojaiwordfest.com. THE CHOICE: Using Conscious Thought and Physics of the Mind to Reshape the World, author Mike Bara discusses and signs his book, 7:30 pm. Info: www.MikeBara.com. How do planetary alignments and astronomical events such as the ones predicted for 2012 affect your consciousness? And what can each of us do to influence the coming shift in consciousness and physical reality. Mike Bara examines these questions and many more. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. UNITY WEST SANTA MONICA BOOK GROUP, meets every Thursday 7-8 pm. Currently we are reading and sharing Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth,” his best-selling spiritual guide inspiring millions of readers to discover true freedom and joy of a life lived in “the now.” Handout materials given at each meeting. Group is ongoing, you may drop in any time. Love offering basis. Unity West Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/5770000, www.unitywestchurch.org.


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CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, discussion of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book. Led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 25 THE KEY IS COMMITMENT, a video seminar presentation featuring John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). Free, donations welcome, 7:30-9:30 pm, refreshments follow. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www. msia.org. KALANGI KUNDALINI YOGA intro workshop, 12 noon-6 pm. Be initiated into the ancient lineage of Siddhars, learn advanced yogic techniques and practice your own daily yoga. This intro initiation workshop entails a fire puja ritual to cleanse the karmic past, initiation of Siddhar mantras, practice of Kalangi Yoga and the intense puja workshop of Source through stories, insights and teachings of the mystical yogis, the Siddhars of South India. $207. www. nandhi.com/events.htm, email vasini@nandhi. com, 310/451-7377. AKASHIC RECORDS PRACTITIONER TRAINING, Los Angeles, March 25-27. Learn to read the Akashic Records for yourself and others in one-weekend certification trainings. Access the vibrational dimension of your Soul’s journey through lifetimes for guidance, healing, creative evolution. Private readings also available. Barbara Schiffman, 818/415-3479, www. YourLifeandSoul.com. HEAL THE WORLD, REIKI NIGHT, heal the world with Reiki-guided meditation and energy transmission, followed by a 15-minute Reiki energy transmission for each of the participants. An ideal time for Reiki practitioners to practice Reiki on each other and for those new to Reiki to experience it. Held on 4th Friday of each month. 7-9 pm, $10, facilitated by Tracey Boyer. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. Visit www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. CELEBRATE LIFE WEEKEND, March 25-27. Relax, renew, recharge. Enjoy gentle yoga, meditation, inspirational sharing, nourishing meals, evening devotional jam session. Participate in any or all activities. Meals and some activities by donation. Please call ahead. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline. org. HEALTH FREEDOM EXPO takes place in Long Beach March 25-27. The Expo is a dynamic 3day event featuring prominent keynote speakers, 90+ informative lectures and workshops, 200+ exhibitors showcasing the finest in health care products and introducing cutting-edge discoveries in natural health. Special guest speakers include: John Gray, Mariel Hemingway, Daryl Hannah, Dick Gregory, George Noory, Dr. Theresa Dale, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Jeffrey Smith. $45 for all 3 days. At the Long Beach Convention Center (Hall C). Visit our website to purchase tickets online, see a com-

plete schedule, and find directions and hotel information. www.HealthFreedomExpo.com, 888/658-3976. CELEBRATE LIFE WITH THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED ON, Gallery Readings with New York Psychic Medium Deborah, 7:30-9:30 pm, $35. Info: 845/784-5390, www.BeingKnowingDoing.com. Deborah has unique abilities to connect with loved ones who have crossed over. You will feel comfort, peace and hope in a calm, relaxed, non-judgmental manner. Witness as she brings messages to random audience members (not everyone is guaranteed a communication with the other side). Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26 HEALTH FREEDOM EXPO takes place in Long Beach March 25-27. The Expo is a dynamic 3day event featuring prominent keynote speakers, 90+ informative lectures and workshops, 200+ exhibitors showcasing the finest in health care products and introducing cutting-edge discoveries in natural health. Special guest speakers include: John Gray, Mariel Hemingway, Daryl Hannah, Dick Gregory, George Noory, Dr. Theresa Dale, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Jeffrey Smith. $45 for all 3 days. At the Long Beach Convention Center (Hall C). Visit our website to purchase tickets online, see a complete schedule, and find directions and hotel information. www.HealthFreedomExpo.com, 888/658-3976. AND NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS… A panel presentation on remarkable new developments in all fields – seeds of the future – and the spiritual reality behind them. Learn about some of these exciting new experiments, ways of being and blueprints for the future. Free. 7:30 pm. At Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069. Info: 818/785-6300, www.Share-International.org. LIVE WEBCAST SEMINAR with MSIA Spiritual Director John Morton and Emmy-award winning actress Leigh Taylor-Young on “The Spiritual Principles of Health & Well-Being,” 1-2:30 pm. Free, donations welcome, refreshments served. Held live at 2101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica 90403, and via the Internet at www. msia.org/live. For info contact Tonie Schulz at 323/737-4055, ext. 1548, or tonie@pts.org. OJAI SONGWRITERS ANONYMOUS group is a regular songwriting critique meeting designed to open the channels of creativity through respectful and organized peer feedback. Writers from the Ojai Valley represent a full spectrum of experience, from professional recording and performing artists to hobbyists. Hosted by Founder Smitty West, in conjunction with the Ojai WordFest and sponsored by Soul Centered. 12-1:30 pm, free. Soul Cen-


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hen the woman at the Los Angeles Hyperbaric Wellness Center in West L.A. gestured to what appeared to be a mini submarine and asked me to get in so I could reap the benefits of a “below sea level” experience, I was, to say the least, less than enthusiastic. Not being one for confined spaces, I was more interested in how fast a person can escape upon a panic attack. But this was no ordinary machine. The advantages many people have experienced with just a few sessions far outweighed my idiosyncrasies. I bit the bullet and cautiously entered the Mild-Pressured Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber despite my claustrophobic tendencies. As the Hyperbaric Therapist began zipping me in, I quickly and nervously perused my surroundings. I found myself horizontal in an incredibly immaculate white cocoon with a surprisingly comfortable mattress and pillow. Before entering, I was given a handheld walkie talkie so that, should I feel the need, I could correspond with the woman that I had put all my faith in. You can rest assured I had a tight grip on that gem with my thumb planted right on the communication button. After I was secured in my chamber, the Therapist began to inflate the device (this particular one is portable so it deflates for storage and transport) and suddenly I felt my world open up and was instantly put at ease. This wouldn’t be so scary after all and it was far more spacious than I originally thought. So I began to relax and even considered using the time to take a catnap. Lastly, I heard the much anticipated humming noise I was informed about… and that’s how I knew I was on my way to a whole new atmosphere. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, also known as HBOT, has been around for many years. The Greek root word “hyper” means “above,” as in an above-average level, and “baric” refers to pressure. Therapeutically, increased air pressure causes more oxygen than normal to dissolve into the body fluids so that it safely delivers a higher level of oxygen to the body’s cells. HBOT was originally designed for divers to treat decompression sickness (“the bends”) and can offer pressure equivalent to 60 feet below sea level. This original high-pressure therapy is still the preferred way to go for acute conditions such as burns, open wounds and infections. With the mild-pressure model I experienced, it’s as if I were diving about nine feet below sea level. The potential benefits of several 45 to 50 minute sessions appear endless. It’s been known to decrease pain, increase circula-

tion and even enhance an athlete’s performance. People with Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease and Lupus have responded positively to hyperbarics.

It’s done wonders for healing all types of problems resulting from accidents, toxic exposures and even sports injuries.

Steven McCarty was diagnosed with cancer of the vocal cords in 1998. He had initially received radiation but the tumor soon came back with a vengeance. He ultimately had a Laryngectomy (removal of the voice box). His doctors noticed that, unfortunately, due to the initial radiation he had received, his incision around the carotid artery wasn’t healing. Concerned that it may never heal, his doctors decided to try something innovative to help with the process and close the incision around the artery. Steven received 45 minute sessions in a high-pressure hyperbaric oxygen chamber every day for 14 days in a row. His nurses started to notice results immediately and saw improvement with each session. “My body started growing new skin and my facial hair began to grow back,” says Steven. “My doctor was optimistic and excited about all the new granulation and over time the hole completely closed up.”

I found Steven’s success fascinating so I looked further into it and as it turns out, many cancer patients have used HBOT following radiation or alongside chemotherapy to boost the effects and repair the immune system. In fact, it’s done wonders for healing all types of problems resulting from accidents, toxic exposures and even sports injuries. More and more people are discovering what this form of therapy can do for them. While it’s one of the best kept secrets for conditions such as brain injuries, strokes, diabetic complications and Multiple Sclerosis, it has also been used by people who simply want to relax or revitalize themselves. Women who want to drop hard-to-lose weight or reduce varicose veins have found it helpful. Even business men and women who want to reduce jet lag or sharpen their mind before a presentation have taken advantage of its capabilities. When used for medical purposes, a person would usually receive at least 20 sessions, but it’s not uncommon for someone to pop in for just one session to recharge their batteries. You can even purchase, rent or lease-to-own a portable chamber from the L.A. Hyperbaric Wellness Center for a very affordable price. Just like the one I was in, the portable chambers are easy to transport and assemble in your own home or office. (continued on page 38)


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Tara rented a chamber for her seven-year-old son, Luca, who was diagnosed with autism and epilepsy. Tara and Luca were first introduced to HBOT in Irvine, California where they had three sessions. “But we needed 40 dives,” says Tara, “so we rented a chamber for two months.” Tara admits they did a total of 38 sessions, or dives as they are sometimes called, which was two shy of the recommended amount. They didn’t have a specific schedule and usually completed four sessions a week. “He didn’t love it,” she adds. “At first he had some anxiety about going in.” Hey, I can relate, I thought to myself as Tara described the details of their experience. “I went in with him every time and he would just watch a DVD.” Amazingly, Luca’s eye contact improved immensely within a short period of time. “He seems a lot more present and aware of what is going on around him,” says Tara with pride. Though they have stopped treatment weeks ago, so far the improvements remain. Taking the dive herself each time to support her son, Tara noticed a marked improvement with some of her own conditions. A long time asthma sufferer, she’s now able to eat dairy, which at one time was a definite trigger. She also noticed temporary arthritis relief in her thumb. Then there are the improvements she didn’t think about right away, such as the time she went skiing five days in a row and never got sore. “I would usually get sore especially because I had not worked out in a year.” When asked if she would do it all over again, she said, “It was well worth it but I would rent a bigger one next time so it’s more comfortable for the two of us.” My 50-minute session was over before I knew it. While I immediately felt relaxed once I was secured in the chamber, and apparently fell asleep according to the Hyperbaric Therapist who often checked in on me, I noticed a burst of energy about a half hour after my session. My head was clear and I felt ready to take on anything. I guess you could say I had a sense of resurgence. Elaine Ruggieri’s stories and articles have appeared in many magazines and newspapers including View on Design, Pinnacle, Nob Hill Gazette, The Bachelor Book, and Film and Tape World. She has been the head writer on health educational films used by doctors around the country. Elaine has earned a degree in Naturopathy as well as Television and Radio Broadcasting.

tered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www. soulcentered.com, www.ojaiwordfest.com. SPECIAL EVENT: GEORGE NOORY LUNCHEON at the Health Freedom Expo today, 12 noon. Register in advance for $45; tickets at the door $65. The Health Freedom Expo takes place March 25-27, a dynamic 3-day event featuring prominent keynote speakers, 90+ informative lectures and workshops, 200+ exhibitors showcasing the finest in health care products and introducing cutting-edge discoveries in natural health. At the Long Beach Convention Center (Hall C). Visit our website to purchase tickets, see a complete schedule, and find directions and hotel information. www. HealthFreedomExpo.com, 888/658-3976. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. SEDONA REIKI POWER RETREAT, March 2627. Reconnect to Reiki and discover the wonders of Sedona. Reiki sessions, yoga, medicine wheel, vision boards, new Reiki techniques, Reiki concert and more. Tuition only $250. Details at www.Reikifire.org. Or contact Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery. com. OJAI IMPROV PERFORMANCE, an evening of improvised storytelling and spontaneous scenes with The Ojai Improv in their premier performance. Two improv teams battle it out, matching wit and humor, scene play and word play, games, challenges and assorted fun. Admission is $0.25 (for this show only) or a joke (limericks not accepted). 8 pm. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com, www.ojaiwordfest.com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. IPSB MASSAGE TECHNICIAN COURSE. Become a professional massage practitioner. Learn holistic bodywork techniques. State approved. CE units for RN’s. Class meets Saturdays 9:30-6:30 and Tuesdays 6:30-10:30 pm, ends June 28. Advanced registration required. Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Traditional Chi-

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SUNDAY, MARCH 27 SATSANG IN LOS ANGELES, 7:30-9:30 pm. A talk by Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya, on the subject of spiritual awakening, how to achieve it, and how to apply it in daily life. By donation. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.theBODHIcenter.net. HEALTH FREEDOM EXPO takes place in Long Beach March 25-27. The Expo is a dynamic 3day event featuring prominent keynote speakers, 90+ informative lectures and workshops, 200+ exhibitors showcasing the finest in health care products and introducing cutting-edge discoveries in natural health. Special guest speakers include: John Gray, Mariel Hemingway, Daryl Hannah, Dick Gregory, George Noory, Dr. Theresa Dale, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Jeffrey Smith. $45 for all 3 days. At the Long Beach Convention Center (Hall C). Visit our website to purchase tickets online, see a complete schedule, and find directions and hotel information. www.HealthFreedomExpo.com, 888/658-3976. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com,


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force for change in your life. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. MIRACLES ARE MADE: THE REAL LIFE GUIDE TO AUTISM, with Lynette Louise, MS, NTC, BCIA-EEG discussing and signing her book, 3 pm. Info: www.LynetteLouise.com. Her book is a how-to guide on living and healing autism; she has raised 8 children, 4 of whom were on the autism spectrum. She teaches how to make the best of what is possible and recreate the healings she has been fortunate enough to facilitate. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs and DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Classes are live streamed on the web. For more info about the Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www. unarius.org. SUNDAYS AT 6, Sunday nights at Clearsight, 6 pm. Deepen and expand your Meditation Practice with this one-hour Weekly Meditation session. 45 minutes of guided meditation and 15 minutes of open questions about spirituality. (The last Sunday of each month also features a Chakra Clean-out.) $10. Instructor: Judy Nelson. All levels welcome. To reserve your seat please email clearsightaura@gmail.com. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400.

MONDAY, MARCH 28 ONE-DAY INTRODUCTION TO PACIFICA GRADUATE INSTITUTE, with special guest lecturer James Hillman, PhD. This special program has been designed to give prospective students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the unique educational features of the school. Please visit the Public Programs page at www.pacifica.edu or call 805/9693626, ext. 103, for pricing and registration. THE ARTIST’S WAY WORKSHOP presented by Kelly Morgan, 7-10 pm, workshop series, $385. Info: 310/839-3424, www.creativelife. com. Dramatically improve your artistic confidence, productivity and creative expression. This proven 3-month program integrates new habits with the spiritual path of the artist into your daily routine. An empowering program for

established or aspiring artists, writers, poets, actors, and creative people from all walks of life. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/823-1996.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29 TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth. org. DREAM WORK class. Dreams are a powerful way for the spiritual self to communicate with you and lead you to greater personal insight. Learn the spiritual language of your dreams, how to access information contained in them, and how to use “lucid dreaming” to deepen your journey towards self-realization. Please write down a dream you wish to access during the course. $75. Instructor: Judy Nelson. Open to the public. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com, email clearsightaura@gmail.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal. com.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 MALIDOMA SOME begins a 2-year training in Indigenous African Spiritual Technologies with a 5-day workshop March 30-April 3. At Temenos Center for Wholeness in Ojai. To preregister or for more information visit www.temenosofojai.com/IAST.html or call 805/633-4624. MEDITATION WITH REV. SUZANNE COMMONS, 6-7 pm. Join Rev. Suzanne as she shares the many methods of meditation she has learned from her years of study. Please enter quietly if you are unable to arrive promptly at 6 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. (In the Library of Yale Hall.) FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by John-Roger, DSS to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, ext. 1548, registrar@pts.org, www.pts.org. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 GUIDED MEDITATION & CHANTING WITH YOGI SHIVRAJ. Connect with the infinite energy of the Universe. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 7-8 pm. Space limited, RSVP. Call 818/882-1899 (San Fernando Valley). www. SiddhiCenter.org. LEARN TO READ YOUR PALM, workshop with Dr. Sarah Larsen, 7:30-9:30 pm, workshop, $20. Info: 424/903-6633, www.DrSarahLarsen. com. Your hand is a map of your life and every part of the hand contains important signposts created by your nervous systems. Would you like to know deep insights about your life? Make better decisions? Everything you want to know is in your hands! Dr. Larsen is a Medical Intuitive, Nutritional Counselor, 3rd generation Palm Reader and NLP Practitioner. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. UNITY WEST SANTA MONICA BOOK GROUP, meets every Thursday 7-8 pm. Currently we are reading and sharing Eckhart Tolle’s book, “A New Earth,” his best-selling spiritual guide inspiring millions of readers to discover true freedom and joy of a life lived in “the now.” Handout materials given at each meeting. Group is ongoing, you may drop in any time. Love offering basis. Unity West Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/5770000, www.unitywestchurch.org.

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ONGOING EVENTS SUNDAYS SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEDITATION SERVICE, all are welcome, 10:30 am. Strengthen your relationship with God in a peaceful environment with music, inspiration, meditation and prayer, and deepen your spiritual practice. Call for information and directions. At Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, visit www.SunburstOnline.org, email contactus@SunburstOnline.org. SUNDAY SCHOOL AT ENCINO COMMUNITY CHURCH. Fun, challenging lessons that are based on spiritual psychology. Children all ages share stories, music and artwork and talk about real-life situations and real-life solutions. 10:30 am. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. SUNDAY MEDITATION, 10:30 am. We invite you to join together in the Silence of Meditation with Rev. BJ Enright to experience the Living Presence of God, to raise consciousness and to prepare our Sanctuary for the service to follow. Doors open at 10:50 am for regular service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. BECOME THE VISIONARY ARTIST YOU WANT TO BE through the development of your creative and clairvoyant abilities as taught in Unarius. Inspirational art classes are held on Sundays in El Cajon. Call Unarius at 800/475-7062 for info about class sessions, fees and a supply list. ONENESS MEDITATION & ENERGY ATTUNEMENT offers deep breathing meditation and alignment of your personal energy field. An interactive Oneness group where each shares their gifts and holds the space for each other’s healing and empowerment. Goddess Light and Ordained Metaphysician Tauheedah Shakoor-Curry creates safe space and delivers spirit messages to help clarify your calling. 11 am-1 pm, $10 love offering. (Does NOT meet on 4th Sunday of the month.) The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Reg-

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42 ister at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. USE THE BREAK-UP TO WAKE UP! Relationships driving you crazy? Never feel rejected again! Vernon Howard’s brilliant discoveries heal life’s hurts. Classes every Sunday at 10 am, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/8999300, www.anewlife.org. BURNING BOWL CEREMONY, held each Sunday after service at Unity West Santa Monica. This Unity tradition, started in the 1940s, is for release, a time for forgiving ourselves and others, so healing and the new journey can begin. Without peace in our hearts, there can be no peace in the world. Follows Sunday service that begins 9 a.m. Rev. Lee Lakso, minister. Unity West Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www. unitywestchurch.org. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Sunday at La Jolla Cove. For details call 619/280-3112. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, visit www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs and DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Classes are live streamed on the web. For more info about the Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www. unarius.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS DOCENT TOURS and public visits, 12-4 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation garden, with over 16 water fountains restoring you with their peaceful sounds. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org. SUNDAY SERVICE, 10:30 am, with Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net.

MONDAYS NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION TELECLASSES, 9 am or 6:30 pm. Enhance your compassionate communication and relationship skills. 2 Monday sessions to choose from. Join anytime, ongoing. All information is listed on website, www.walkyourtalk.org. 805/8989336.

ESSENTIAL OILS “PASS IT ON” CLASSES, a series of Monday evening classes on the educational value, use and application of essential oils. Santa Monica location. Contact Selacia, 310/915-2884, http://selacia.younglivingworld. com. Ask about other classes incorporating essential oils. Selacia works with DNA, sacred sound, and essential oils to help people reach their full potential. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www. singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/ in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. ANGEL CITY HEALING MONDAY SPECIAL: 10% off all products today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). MONDAY NIGHT MEDITATION, join us for a deeply soothing and refreshing experience for your mind, body and heart. Discover your natural ability to release emotional and physical tension, restore vitality, and find the calm and clarity you need. 7:30-8:45 pm, $10/class. With Rob Brookler, www.Meditations2Go.com. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. FREE CLASSES at Hypnosis Motivation Institute-Tarzana, SFV. Self Hypnosis, Mental Bank, Relationship Strategies, Energy Healing, Hypnosis and Weight Loss, Therapeutic Imagery, Past Life Regression. Held every Monday at HMI-Tarzana, 7-9 pm, free parking. Call 818/758-2747 to RSVP and for each week’s topic or visit www.hypnosis.edu/classes. HORARY ASTROLOGY CLASS, learn the traditional method of reading a chart or horoscope cast for the question. By casting a chart at the time the question is understood, a Horary astrologer seeks to provide quick, clear, specific answers to a particular question. Based on the techniques refined by 3rd generation astrologer, Arthyr W. Chadbourne. All levels welcome. 7-9 pm, $20, with Sue Hines (SueHines@AspectsGalore.com). Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

TUESDAYS IRASH SATVA YOGA: The Yoga of Abundance. Using 26 easily mastered postures paired with 26 musical elixirs created specifically for each, open yourself up to receiving abundance and rejuvenating mind and body. On alternate Tuesdays: Shrihat Satva Yoga: The Yoga to Clear Past Incarnations. 7-9 pm, $17. Info: Alana Katz (www.alanalightwellness.com). Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand

Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. TUESDAY NIGHT WISDOM GROUP, explore specific tools designed to increase access to your own wisdom, study wisdom teachers of various ages and paths, listen to guest speakers and discuss how wisdom presents itself in our lives. Sponsored by WisdomQuest.com. 78:30 pm, $10/session. Facilitator: Patrick Murray. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. ONGOING CLASSES FOR LIGHT WORKERS & MINISTERIAL STUDENTS, 7 pm. Call for titles and info about upcoming classes. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www. singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/ in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. SILENT SERVERS AT THE CHURCH OF TRUTH, 9:30-10 am, minister’s office. Silent Servers confidentially prays for requests in our Prayer Box for one month, with extensions upon request. Requesters are encouraged to attend the group or join us in prayer wherever they are during this half hour. Mail prayer requests to: gary91103@sbcglobal.net, or call church office. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation garden with over 16 water fountains restoring you with their peaceful sounds. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130 registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org. BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST, start a new career helping others. If you’ve ever been curious about hypnosis or interested in a career helping others, now is the time to start. Offering evening classes, on campus internship. Earn while you learn, start your hypnotherapy practice in 6 months. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/479-9464, www.hypnosis. edu.

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water fountains restoring you with their peaceful sounds. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org.

HOW TO EXPAND YOUR LIFE IN SPITE OF ECONOMIC STRESS, free seminar, 7 pm. Learn simple techniques to help handle any overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety. Learn what is the source of negative energy and how you can still flourish and prosper in times of economic stress. Based on L. Ron Hubbard’s book, The Problems of Work. Hands-on workshop, call for upcoming dates and to reserve your seat. 818/846-1070. 2101 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank 91504 (entrance and parking in rear).

USE THE BREAK-UP TO WAKE UP! Relationships driving you crazy? Never feel rejected again! Vernon Howard’s brilliant discoveries heal life’s hurts. Classes every Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Neighborhood Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, $3 donation. 714/8999300, www.anewlife.org.

ANGEL CITY HEALING SPECIAL: 10% off all treatments on Wednesdays. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcityhealing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/9278687 (cell). PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation garden with over 16

CHOIR PRACTICE. If you are interested in joining our choir, you are welcome to schedule an audition with our talented choir director, Dan Redfield, an accomplished musician, conductor and composer. Please call for a Wed. evening appt. Regular choir practice is every Wed. at 7 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. BEGINNING ASTROLOGY, 8-week class teaches you about the astrological wheel, horoscope symbols and their core meanings. Introduction to zodiac signs, planets, houses and aspects. 7-9 pm, $140 prepaid series or $20/week, plus $20 materials fee. Call for details (including recommended text), Maxine McMartin. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

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BEGINNING PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT, 6week class (starts March 2), 7:30-9 pm. Want to get in touch with your intuitive side? Develop your psychic tools or reawaken latent gifts? Diana Castellanos and Ginnie McGovern will help you gain knowledge and skills through techniques, fun and developmental games. All levels welcome (ages 13 and up only, please). $25/class or pre-purchase the 6-week program and get one class free. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered. com. SPANISH-SPEAKING WORKSHOPS, 7:309:30 pm, free (donations welcome), refreshments follow. Enjoy these dynamic workshops based on the teachings of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). March 2: Sacred Tones Workshop; March 9: Intro to the Three Selves Workshop; March 16: Twelve Affirmations video; March 23: Detachment & Freedom Workshop; March 30: Free-form Writing Workshop. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact Tonie Schulz, 323/737-4055, ext. 1534, email tonie@pts.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. INTUITIVE COMMUNICATION NIGHTS, Wed. & Thurs. evenings, 7:30-9 pm. 1-1/4 hour Intuitive Communication. Please RSVP. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The

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THURSDAYS WOMEN’S DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, meets Thursday evenings, facilitated by Shoshana Levine, LCSW, C.Ht., Lic. #CSW 24340. Whether you are contemplating a divorce, going through a divorce, or still dealing with the aftermath of a divorce, this group is for you. Learn how to embrace your divorce and become empowered in the process. See divorce as a journey towards healing and wholeness. 310/998-7253. In Santa Monica. Please call for appt as a (free) consultation is needed in order to insure compatibility with the group. CRYSTALS: JEWELS OF THE EARTH, learn the tools and techniques you need to effectively work with the mineral kingdom. Learn how crystals work, their meanings, and what they are used for, how to clear, program and meditate with a crystal. Pendulum use will be demonstrated. 5 Thursdays in March, 7-9 pm, $30/ week plus $20 materials fee at first meeting. Crystals and workbook included. With Tracey Boyer (www.TraceyBoyer.com). Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. INTUITIVE COMMUNICATION NIGHTS, Wed. & Thurs. evenings, 7:30-9 pm. 1-1/4 hour Intuitive Communication. Please RSVP. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. REINVENTING THE BODY, RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Join us for a discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community

Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation garden with over 16 water fountains restoring you with their peaceful sounds. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org. CONTINUING ASTROLOGY, this class is for those who have a good understanding of the basics of astrology (not for beginners). Topics include progressions, transits, eclipses, return charts, and retrograde cycles. 7-9 pm, $20/ class. Facilitated by Maxine McMartin. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:30-8 pm, free. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, visit our website at www. SunburstOnline.org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www. singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/ in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST, start a new career helping others. If you’ve ever been curious about hypnosis or interested in a career helping others, now is the time to start. Offering evening classes, on campus internship. Earn while you learn, start your hypnotherapy practice in 6 months. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310,

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FRIDAYS USE THE BREAK-UP TO WAKE UP! Relationships driving you crazy? Never feel rejected again! Vernon Howard’s brilliant discoveries heal life’s hurts. Classes every Friday at 8 pm, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/899-9300, www.anewlife.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation garden with over 16 water fountains restoring you with their peaceful sounds. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www. singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/ in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. FREE PERFECTSENSE PARAFFIN HAND OR FOOT add-on with any facial or body treatment today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). FRIDAY NIGHT CAFÉ…LIVE MUSIC! Open house and tour. Complimentary dinner with delicious desserts. Enjoy live music (jazz, acoustic, rock, alternative) throughout the evening until midnight. Open Mic so come and share your music. 7 pm, call for upcoming dates and to reserve your seat, 818/846-1070.


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ZENPLAY is a unique creative class combining the study of several acting disciplines, including improv, mime and mask work. Explore spiritual principles through these acting forms such as: being in the now, relationships, creative living, group mind, being open to receive, saying yes, and above all, humor! 2 pm. First class free, after that $10 for 2 hours of fun. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday, Hermosa Beach, 7 am, 14th St. & The Strand. For information contact 310/918-4700. Also at La Jolla Cove, 619/2803112 for details. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com. WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF IRRATIONAL BEHAVIOR? Find out. Attend the Dianetics Seminar. Discover the true source of your nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities, and how to get rid of it. Learn why people hurt the ones they love. Seminar held every weekend, Sat. & Sun., 2 days that will change your life. Call to confirm and reserve your seat, 818/846-1070. 2101 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank 91504 (entrance in rear of building off parking lot). PSYCHIC SKILLS & TECHNIQUES with Corinne. This practice circle will help you increase your intuitive abilities and strengthen your connection with Spirit. Focus is on receiving and delivering loving messages from spirit guides, angels and deceased loved ones. The goal is to relate messages that are for the highest and best good of each participant. (Meets March 5 & 19, 1-3 pm.) $15 minimum donation. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tar-

REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. SCIENCE FICTION VISION presented by Roger Weir, 10 am-12 noon, workshop, $30, DVDs $20, CDs $10 (special complete 52-set pricing, internet live feed fee). Info: 310/278-9668, www.RogerWeir.com. Science Fiction Vision is a year-long course offering an expanded view of a century of prophetic genius from the 1890s to the 1990s. Each lecture is streamed live with free access through Roger’s website. Weir is noted for his far-reaching cosmic lectures that range from esoteric spiritual teachings to the latest in scientific exploration. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. WEEKEND CLASSES WITH JESSICA MILLER, Reiki Master, Teacher. Call for upcoming schedule. Also: private weekday classes available (if 2+ students). Classes in Pasadena and Santa Monica. 626/963-3533, www.ReikiMastery.com, email jess@ReikiMastery.com.

EVERYDAY Arts & Entertainment I AM: THE SHIFT IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN, a film by Tom Shadyac, director of “Bruce Almighty,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Ace Ventura.” What if the solution to the world’s problems was right in front of us all along? Film features Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Coleman Barks, Lynne McTaggart and Thom Hartmann. Opens March 11 at the Arclight Cinemas, Sunset & Vine (4 hours validated parking $2), 323/464-4226. Visit iamthedoc.com for more information.

Books / Music / Media FREE ON-LINE STREAMING VIDEO SEMINAR: UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS, The Subconscious Connection. How much of our behavior in relationships has been programmed from childhood? What role does the subconscious mind play in who we choose in relationships? Nationally accredited College of Hypnotherapy offers this Streaming Video seminar for free at www.UnderstandMyRelationship.com. Info: Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/479-9464, www.hypnosis. edu. I AM: THE SHIFT IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN, a film by Tom Shadyac, director of “Bruce Almighty,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Ace Ventura.” What if the solution to the world’s problems was right in front of us all along? Film features Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Coleman Barks, Lynne McTaggart and Thom Hartmann. Opens March 11 at the Arclight Cinemas, Sunset & Vine (4 hours validated parking $2), 323/464-4226. Visit iamthedoc.com for more information. A VARIETY OF ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART metaphysically, spiritually and nature oriented: Calendar, book, DVD and PO-PICS,™ “Poetry on Pictures.” All available at www.jasonartworks.com. FREE ON-LINE STREAMING VIDEO SEMINAR: SUCCESS, HAPPINESS & PROSPERITY in Less Than 5 Minutes Per Day! Nationally accredited College of Hypnotherapy offers this Streaming Video seminar for free at www.MyMentalBank.com. Introducing the Mental Bank Program, a dramatic demonstration of how all luck, good and bad, is a product of the powerful forces of your subconscious mind. Info: Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/479-9464, www.hypnosis.edu. FREE E-BOOK: JOURNEY OF A SOUL explores tangible ways to experience Soul Transcendence, an awareness of yourself as a Soul and as one with God. To download your free ebook, Journey of a Soul by John-Roger, visit www.msia.org/info/wpc. To request a print copy, contact servicedesk@msia.org or call 800/899-2655.

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WOMEN. Receive immediate clarity and confidence to move forward with your sacred life work and purpose in a 60-minute phone reading. Get answers, get relief. By appt. Email makennawagner@live.com or call 805/7290899. Visit www.makennawagner.com. PSYCHIC ANNIE – Gifted psychic reader, energetic healing. Discrete, confidential telephone readings and spiritual journeying. Transform your energy to its most positive direction. 1323-466-3684, www.MyHeartIsADrum.com. EVERYONE DESIRES A LIFE OF HAPPINESS, health and success. Clearing personal blockages and understanding what works best for you is a formula for achieving the things you desire. Eleanor McCoy, BFA, MSP has over 20 years experience as a healing facilitator. I will assist you in your unfolding so that you may live the life you were intended to live. Group sessions available. By appt, 323/381-0939. OVERCOME FEARS AND PHOBIAS, release and integrate childhood memories, stop smoking, manage stress and anxiety, resolve relationship issues, experience age and past life regression. Heart Centered Hypnotherapy with Shoshana Levine taps into the subconscious mind which houses our emotions, feelings, habit patterns, creativity, intuition, as well as our spiritual connection. Shoshana Levine, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certificate in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. 310/998-7253, www. bestheartcenteredtherapy.com. METAPHYSICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY utilizing principles of A Course in Miracles, rebirthing, crystals, hypnosis and other metaphysical spiritual systems. Individual, couples, substance abuse, relationship therapy. Call Allan Rosenthal, MFT for appt. 310/478-8994. www. allanrosenthal.com. INTUITIVE HEALING & COACHING. Would you like to unleash your full potential? Release negative thoughts, gain a positive perception of life, become true to yourself and reach your goals? Intuitive healing and life coaching can help set you free from any physical or mental blocks holding you back. Phone consultations available. Contact Celie Weston, 818/3527709, celiewestonhorsemanship@gmail.com. Visit www.celieweston.com. NADINE WINOCUR, PSY.D. is a skilled, intuitive, caring and experienced clinical psychologist in WLA who specializes with adults in the treatment of childhood abuse and neglect, molestation, eating disorders, relationships, anxiety and addictions. She offers a holistic focus, utilizing cutting-edge and effective approaches. 310/827-1940, www.drnadinewinocur.com. AUTHENTIC YOU, AUTHENTIC LOVE! Love does not have to be a struggle. You have the power to affect positive change and draw love to you. Attract the love you desire instead of struggling for it. For info call 562/947-4456 or visit www.HeartAspirationsCoaching.com. EACH OF US IN ON A PATH, with obstacles and benefits. Most of us don’t see the lifechanging alternatives that are available. Your greatest advantages are consciousness and free will. I am Patricia Bryant Resnick. I will expand your access to both. Call 951/660-7803, or visit www.patriciaresnick.com. Consulta-

tions in-person, by phone, or by email. ARE YOU STUCK IN POVERTY CONSCIOUSNESS? Break your connection to the collective UN-consciousness of the “world financial crisis.” Heal and balance your negative beliefs, emotions, thoughts and behaviors that deny and sabotage your ability to thrive in every way. Call Magi (Mari Angelique Raphael) toll free for information and phone session appts at 800/397-9084 (24-hour voicemail), www.reconnectedsoul.com. READY FOR LOVE? BUILD THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU REALLY WANT. Discover ways to release toxic energy, break self-defeating habits and establish a strong foundation for growth. Sabina Mora, CPC will be there to inspire, motivate and hold you accountable for changes you’re ready to make! A Life Coach specializing in Relationships–Breakups and New Beginnings. Call to set up your initial complimentary session, 310/403-0993 or visit www.sabinamoralifecoach.com. THE RE-MEMBERING PROCESS, Self-Heal, Self-Empower, Self-Awaken, will be offered Sat., March 12, 9 am-5 pm. In this one-day live sound healing event, author, inspirational speaker and sound healing specialist Adayara Rivera shares his personal life experiences of overcoming sexual abuse as a child, drug, alcohol and sex addition. Based upon the MCEO Freedom Teachings™, he will share how to attain true Freedom. Space is limited, register on-line at www.AdayaraBudAea.com. $99/ person. At Fred Segal Yoga, 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310/907-4022. YOUR SPECIFIC PATH TO FREEDOM IS UNLIKE ANYONE ELSE’S. Eleanor McCoy, BFA, MSP, with over 20 years experience as a healing facilitator, can help you with: goal setting, neutralizing self-limiting beliefs, conflict resolution, energy balancing, distant healing facilitation, and counseling with survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and incest. Group sessions available. By appt, 323/3810939. BJ JAKALA, PhD, MFT, Marriage, Marriage Family Therapist (Lic. 23640). Explore your answers and restore your sense of purpose, of direction, of belonging. 818/348-8837. SHAMANIC PSYCHOTHERAPY. Travel beyond ordinary states of consciousness to access inner worlds of soul and psyche. Get results where mainstream talk therapy fails. Randy Coleman, 323/254-0601. FEELING LOST? STUCK? OVERWHELMED? I can help you. Stacey Osder, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Lic. LCS23503). My private practice provides professional therapy to individuals, couples and families, addressing issues such as depression, grief, life transitions, relationship, death and dying, hospice, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender. Info: call 818/745-1239, socialwork4u@aol.com. http:// therapist.psychologytoday.com/61140. STRUGGLING IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP or having difficulty attracting love? Get Support and Guidance for attracting the love you desire instead of struggling for it. For more info, call Ruth at 562/947-4456 or visit www.HeartAspirationsCoaching.com. SOMETHING MISSING IN YOUR LIFE? Our psychic readers act as a bridge to the authen-


47 tic you, empowering self-knowledge, confirmation and affirmation. We help you make wise choices to manifest your dreams and goals. Our spiritual healers hold the space for your natural healing power to emerge. Use our online appt calendar at www.theimaginecenter. com or call 818/345-1100 to book an appt today. Service hours Tues-Fri 10 am-7 pm, SatSun 11-5. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356.

Education / Training A LIFETIME OF WOMEN’S HEALTH USING YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS, featuring Dr. Dan Purser, MD. To be held Sat., March 12, 8 am-5 pm, at UCLA’s De Neve Plaza. Includes: Real Solutions for the Top 7 Female Health Concerns (Dr. Dan Purser, MD); Healing Your Hormonal State of Being (Gary Strauss, MS, RPP, PWE); Pre/Post Natal Care (Sabrina Roberson, CMT, CD, PES). 6 NCBTMB CE hours offered, $30 early-bird discount until Feb. 1. For info and to register visit www.lifetimeofwomenshealth.com. ONE-DAY INTRODUCTION TO PACIFICA GRADUATE INSTITUTE, March 28 (see calendar listing) and May 16. This special program has been designed to give prospective students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the unique educational features of the school. Please visit the Public Programs page at www.pacifica.edu or call 805/969-3626, ext. 103, for pricing and registration. NEW CLEARSIGHT CLAIRVOYANT PROGRAM begins in April 2011. Clearsight’s Clairvoyant Program is an intensive voyage of self-discovery, self empowerment and selfawareness in which you learn to use your own life-force energy to create the life you want. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Email: clearsightaura@gmail.com. www.clearsightaura.com. BECOME A THETA HEALING MASTER. We offer all 8 Theta Healing seminars. Theta Master program scholarships available. Learn to look inside the body and heal it. School of DNA Theta Healing®, 2210 Main St., Suite 202, Santa Monica 90405. 310/358-2991, info@dnathetahealing.com, www.dnathetahealing.com. WORKSHOPS BY RENOWNED SPEAKERS will be offered at the 7th Annual Health Freedom Expo on March 25-27 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Featured speakers include: Daryl Hannah, George Noory, Mariel Hemmingway, John Gray, Jeffrey M. Smith, Kathy Smith, Dr. Leonard Coldwell, John Robbins, Kevin Trudeau, and Washington D.C. attorney Jonathan Emord. 200 exhibits, 90 speakers. $15/day. Visit www.HealthFreedomExpo.com for a full schedule or call toll-free 888/6583976. THE RE-MEMBERING PROCESS, Self-Heal, Self-Empower, Self-Awaken, will be offered Sat., March 12, 9 am-5 pm. In this one-day live sound healing event, author, inspirational speaker and sound healing specialist Adayara Rivera shares his personal life experiences of overcoming sexual abuse as a child, drug, alcohol and sex addition. Based upon the MCEO Freedom Teachings™, he will share how to attain true Freedom. Space is limited, register on-line at www.AdayaraBudAea.com. $99/ person. At Fred Segal Yoga, 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310/907-4022.

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r. Tudor Marinescu was born in Romania, earned an M.D. and Ph.D. in medicine in Germany, and completed post-doctoral internships in surgery and a three-year family medicine residency in the United States. Despite this superb training in Western medicine, he chose to focus his practice on holistic healing, incorporating many techniques learned from indigenous healers. He has created a multidisciplinary system that empowers, educates, and assists people in achieving and maintaining vibrant physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. After years of private practice in Santa Monica, he and his wife Oshun, a spiritual healer, opened a satellite practice in Ojai, California, where they have created the Temenos Center for Wholeness. In the following interview he shares his philosophy of healing with us.

Dr. Tudor, what is your philosophy of healing? My philosophy is simple: the human organism doesn’t make mistakes. To believe it does would deny its very journey of self-creation and conscious self-determination from one cell into the 50-trillion-cell organism we call the human body. The body that knows how to develop itself from one cell into 50 trillion cells obviously knows how to heal itself. We are dealing with the wisdom of evolution, billions of years old. The body can and does malfunction, however — and it is not due to a Tylenol or chemotherapy deficiency. Dysfunctional or non-supportive mental and emotional patterns, limiting beliefs, stress, trauma, insufficient rest, inadequate exercise, depleted quality nutritional intake, accumulated toxicity, and so on will interfere with the body’s own healing wisdom and mechanisms, resulting in dis-ease. Please describe your medical background and training. I am a holistic physician specializing in family medicine with credentials in cranial and biodynamic osteopathy, functional medicine, prolotherapy, herbal cures and vibration/sound healing. I also studied and trained with traditional indigenous healers from North America, South America, and Africa. I graduated in the top 10 percent of my class at the J.W. Goethe University School of Medicine in Frankfurt, and I hold a Ph.D. in Medicine from the H. Heine University, also in Germany. I completed a one-year research fellowship in orthopedic surgery, followed by a surgical internship at UCLA. My desire to practice integrative medicine led me to continue my post-graduate training with a three-year family medicine residency at USC. Despite this superb training, your focus is not on western, or allopathic, medicine. Why is that? An old Chinese proverb notes that “the superior doctor prevents sickness, the mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness, and the inferior doctor treats actual sickness.” So, having adopted this old wisdom, I don’t want to limit my practice only to the inferior category. I also want to be faithful to the Hippocratic Oath, which is “First,

do no harm.” The main modalities employed in western medicine today are all associated with a certain degree of harm. Barbara Starfield, a leading researcher at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, published in the Boston Review in 2005 the results of her research pertaining to the main causes of death in the U.S. By conservative estimates, medicine is the third leading cause of death, responsible for 275,000 deaths per year, following cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Isn’t western medicine the best in the world? The quality of medicine taught and practiced in the U.S. is undoubtedly the best in the world. However, the health of our citizens is ranked #38 in the world by World Health Organization criteria. The healthiest country is Japan, with countries like Costa Rica, Canada, and Chile ahead of us. Health wise,we are at the bottom of all so-called First World countries. We lead the First World in infant mortality, maternal mortality, death from child abuse, childhood injuries, homicides, teenage births, healthcare expense, etc. The U.S. accounts for half of all global expenditures on healthcare, even though we represent only five percent of the world’s population. That equals $1.94 trillion, or 15.6 percent of our GNP, or $7,000 per person per year. Despite all that money, healthcare as we practice it today is not buying us health. Our system doesn’t deliver health care; it’s disease care. What have you learned from indigenous healers? In the indigenous world sickness is looked upon as a manifestation of health. Furthermore, there is no such thing as an exclusively


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power and intention to remove the obstructions in the flow of fluids, dysfunctions in the motion of tissues, and release compressed bones. We help “set up” the body so it can heal itself. Treatment is aimed at the structural problems present, not the disease entity or symptoms. By removing obstructions to the healthy flow of fluids and energy in the body we support the body in healing itself. Our philosophy is that the body is a unit whose parts integrally affect each other. Therefore, dysfunction in one area affects other areas as well. When do you prescribe sound or vibrational healing and what are its benefits? Vibrational healing is an integral part of our treatment. It is scientifically accepted that traumatized tissue vibrates at a lower frequency than healthy tissue. By creating a vibrational field corresponding to the frequency of health, the traumatized parts will “up” their frequency to match the “health” frequency, thereby eliminating the trauma. Sound healing in the form of certain vowel sounds and chants is used to further inform the body and realign it to the foundational frequencies of the universe, knowing that at the subatomic level, as string theory tells us, everything is frequency; everything vibrates. physical disease as all disease originates in the invisible realm, at the soul level. If not properly addressed there, the imbalance becomes louder and expresses itself in the realm of the mind and emotions. Again if not mended here, the imbalances become even louder and start manifesting themselves in the physical realm as symptoms and signs of “dis-ease.” Disease is therefore looked upon as the language of the soul becoming louder and louder in its journey to seek healing. The body is whole from the very beginning of its development and its well-being depends on the balance between the microcosm (its internal environment) and the macrocosm (its external environment). A community is as healthy as the health of its individuals. That’s why in Africa they say that your healing is my healing. And my healing is your healing. Healing is a communal event. You have extensive credentials in cranial and bio-dynamic osteopathy. Why are these practices important? In the physical realm, there are only three causes of disease: trauma and/or stress, accumulation of toxicity, and inadequate nutrition at the cellular level. At the fluid and cellular level, trauma manifests as compressions, obstructions, distortions, etc., interfering with the proper flow of the essences of life — i.e. blood, lymph, nervous system conduction, and energetic midlines and meridians — thus preventing the body’s own restoring and healing mechanisms from fully expressing themselves. In osteopathy we use our hands to “listen” to the patient’s living anatomy — its flow of fluids and structural build-up of tension, compressions, distortions, and other obstructions. To restore normal function, we then apply a gentle and precise amount of

If you could make only one health recommendation to America, what would it be? Know that the true causes of disease are not only mental, emotional, physical and spiritual, but in our culture, socially and economically. In other words, we must take better care of our inner and outer environments. Health is dependent on the relationship between the inner and the outer. Today we have “medicalized” our thoughts, feelings, emotions and actions for the purpose of conscribing them to an ICD 9 (International Classification of Diseases) code and thus “matching” them with specifically engineered drugs and designed procedures. Furthermore, we have militarized the language of medicine so it is not about love anymore, but rather about fear. The contemporary language of medicine sounds like this: the sperm penetrates the egg…the embryo invades the uterine wall…the genes rule, immune cells destroy, etc. We fight disease, wage a war on cancer, prescribe antibiotics (a word that literally means “anti- life”) to kill bacteria and chemotherapy and radiation to kill cancer cells. It’s all militarized language. Medicine is about love. Life is about love. Evolution is about love. But in today’s world, medicine has become about fear, as have so many aspects of our life. Health is not about health anymore, it’s about wealth. For-profit transnational drug corporations are controlling and dictating medical education, research and practice. Similarly, medical practices — i.e., diagnostic investigations and therapeutic approaches — are controlled and dictated by for-profit insurance companies. The sole responsibility of these corporations is towards shareholders who have only one expectation: to increase the (continued on page 50)


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(Marinescu continued from page 49) value of their shares. All mystics throughout time, including contemporary spiritual leaders, teach that we cannot achieve peace through fighting and we cannot achieve love through fear. It is a universal spiritual law. Applying these universal concepts to medicine, we realize that we cannot achieve and maintain health by means of “fighting disease” but rather by supporting and promoting the body’s own healing mechanisms. Of what importance do environmental toxins and general environmental degradation play in western health? We have forgotten the words of Chief Seattle. For decades, scientists have studied the pollutants in our air, water, food, and soil. U.S. industries alone manufacture over six trillion pounds of 9,000 different chemicals a year. They dump billions of pounds of industrial chemicals into our air and water year after year. According to the nonprofit EWG, the Environmental Working Group, public water supplies in 42 U.S. States are contaminated with 141 unregulated chemicals for which EPA safety standards have not been established. 45% of all stream miles, 45% of lake acreage, and 32% of bay and estuarine miles are classified as polluted.

Since the beginning of recorded time, the healer function was also the priestly function; physician and priest were one. The physician-priest was the ceremonial facilitator, the healer/shaman, the one who allied with the forces of nature. In my daily practice I strive to embody this ancient archetype in order to help facilitate the natural restoration of health in my patients. What is the role of spiritual healing in physical health? Spiritual healing is as important as physical, mental and emotional healing. “The biggest mistake in Hellas [Greece] today is that we have doctors for the body and doctors for the mind, although the two cannot be separated.” Plato wrote that in 400 BC, and it’s still true today. Indigenous traditions and recent western spiritual teachers hold the common belief that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. We are Souls incarnated in three-dimensional physical bodies. The Soul is the Source, it is the Cause, therefore that is where we need to pose the questions. Here we find answers to who we are, what we are, how and why we express ourselves the way we do, as well as the relationships, conditions, circumstances and situations we attract in our lives. Life starts at the Soul; imbalances start here, and therefore healing must also start here.

Man did not weave the web of life — he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

How do you and your wife and partner, spiritual healer Oshun, work together? As patients become familiar with our philosophy and practice, they are encouraged to explore the true causes of dis-ease that are found at the soul level. That’s when they seek Oshun’s work, whose expertise is in the more subtle energetic bodies. In our work together we address the denser/visible energies represented by the physical body as well as the lighter/invisible energies represented by the mind and soul.

According to another report released in July 2005 by the EWG, American babies are born with an average of 287 chemical contaminants in their bloodstreams. The report says: “Of the 287 chemicals we detected in umbilicalcord blood, we know that 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth Chief Seattle defects or abnormal development in animal tests.” The research proves our bodies are not capable of fully eliminating all the different toxins and chemicals we inhale and ingest How did the two of you meet? every day. They accumulate in our cells (especially fat cells), tissues, Very appropriately — at a Native American healing ceremony organs (such as the colon, liver, brain, etc.) and blood and remain called the Bear Dance. When we first saw each other in the stored for an indefinite length of time causing degenerative disorders distance, a strong feeling never experienced before came over both that can lead to cancers. of us. In our hearts we knew that we had just met our twin flame Does it make any sense to practice “natural medicine” when the soul mate. I had no prior conception of soul mates, not even way we live is so unnatural? How can we change the systems we theoretical, but when I experienced the overwhelming heart are caught in? opening — equivalent to the sun melting the stubborn overcast of a June gloom day in Santa Monica — I simply knew. Life Of course it makes sense, because it is the only way to experience any circumstances kept us away from each other for another three level of health. We need to return to obeying the natural laws of years until finally we acknowledged the obvious and allowed our living. This wisdom is thousands of years old and perhaps best love to come fully into manifestation. expressed by Leonardo di Vinci: “Vitality and beauty are gifts of nature for those who live according to its laws.” Paracelsus, the father Tell us more about the Temenos Center for Wholeness. of pharmacology, put it this way; “Medicine is not only a science; it Temenos is a Greek word meaning “sacred space.” The Temenos is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it Center for Wholeness refers to our property in Ojai, California, deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood where Oshun and I see clients for physical and spiritual healing before they may be guided. The physician is only the servant of and where we hold retreats and workshops, like the one earlier this nature, not her master. Therefore, it behooves medicine to follow the year with West African shaman Malidoma Somé on grief and loss. will of nature.” We also perform ceremonies, such as Oshun’s monthly full moon The way to change the system is to stop feeding it by reducing our ceremony for women, and sweats in our sweat lodge. As we dependency on non-sustainable means. That calls for each of us to become more acquainted with the needs of our Ojai community, assume responsibility for our own life and health, and to replace we will tailor our offerings to those needs. non-supportive habits with health promoting ones. You sometimes refer to the role of the “physician-priest.” What do you mean by that?

Leslee Goodman is a freelance writer living in Ojai who most enjoys writing about spirit-inspired activism. www.lesleegoodman.com.


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by Sharon Hall Soup Season Winter. Blustery wet days, and clear cold nights. We may not have blizzards in Southern California, but we’re definitely having weather as I write this. It’s the time of year when staying warm and healthy is essential. Hot soup is one of my very favorite things to cozy up with when it’s cold, and this recipe from Sanae Suzuki’s book makes a bowl of warmth healing to body and spirit. Miso soup is considered one of the staples of a traditional macrobiotic diet; it can be changed and adapted as the seasons change, and the recipe provided here is basic and simple. Make sure to purchase organic miso whenever possible and the paste form is preferable to the dried. Sanae uses barley miso, but you can find soybean or other kinds in Asian food stores, or any good health food store. Just remember never to boil the soup once you have added miso; this preserves the essential beneficial bacterias that makes it so good, and so delicious for us. With warmth,

Sanae’s Miso Soup First, make dashi — the base — by combining kombu sea vegetable (1, 1/2 square piece per cup water) with dried shiitake; (1 shiitake for every 1-2 cups water.) There are 3 ways to make dashi: First, the no-cook method: combine the kombu, shiitake and water in large bowl and soak for 2-3 hours. Stovetop method: Combine kombu, shiitake and water in a pot over medium flame. Just before it comes to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 min. Strain to remove kombu and shiitake. Dashi will keep for 2 to 3 days in fridge. Ingredients 1) 4 cups kombu dashi; 1 cup onion, thinly sliced; 1/2cup carrots, sliced; 1 collard or kale leaf, cut into 1/2” pieces stems chopped separately; 4 teaspoons barley or other miso paste; 2 tablespoons scallions, parsley, chives, or watercress, for garnish.

Combine dashi and onions. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, and add carrots. Simmer until carrots are tender, 5 -8 minutes. 2) Add green stems and simmer 1 minute. Add leaves and simmer 1 minute. 3) In suribachi or bowl, combine miso and 1/2 cup of the broth until creamy. Gently stir into soup and simmer 2 minutes. Taste and add more miso if necessary. Miso should mingle with the flavors and enhance but not overpower the soup. 4) Reduce flame to low so it does not boil as beneficial bacteria and enzymes will be destroyed by intense heat. 5) Transfer to serving bowls and sprinkle with garnish. Reprinted with permission of the author, Sanae Suzuki of love, Sanae, 2009; mugen LLC.


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FULL OF GRACE: SOUL COACHING FOR WOMEN. Receive immediate clarity and confidence to move forward with your sacred life work and purpose in a 60-minute phone reading. Get answers, get relief. By appt. Email makennawagner@live.com or call 805/7290899. Visit www.makennawagner.com. PRIVATE SESSIONS WITH SWAMI PREMODAYA. Life-changing, one-on-one opportunity with a living Bodhisattva. You will never be the same. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www. theBODHIcenter.net. MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for schedule and directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. TRANSMISSION MEDITATION FOR WORLD SERVICE & PERSONAL GROWTH. Transmitted energies serve humanity and the lower kingdoms. Groups meet weekly Sunday-Friday in Bakersfield, Culver City, Huntington Beach, Montclair, Newport Beach, San Diego, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Santa Paula, Van Nuys and Ventura. Free. Info: 818/785-6300, www.transmissionmeditation.org. GOD IS AS CLOSE AS YOUR NEXT BREATH. MSIA teaches Soul Transcendence, which is becoming aware of yourself as a Soul and as one with God, not as a theory but as a living reality. Visit www.msia.org for more information on events and classes in your area or call 800/899-2655. MEDITATION, REFLECTION, REJUVENATION at Sunburst Sanctuary. Enjoy solitude amidst 4000 acres of tranquil meadows and rolling hills on the Central Coast. Stay overnight in a cedar chalet, walk the labyrinth, tour an organic farm, hike, enjoy the fitness room. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

Other SEEKING INTUITIVE PSYCHIC READER. The Imagine Center, the premier metaphysical retail service center in LA’s West Valley, has an opening for a practicing psychic reader. If you have well developed psychic and intuitive skills and are available to serve on Wednesdays, 10 am-7 pm, send your bio/resume to info@TheImagineCenter.com. Visit www.theimaginecenter.com to familiarize yourself with our products and services. MAPLE STREET WEDDING CHAPEL. If you would like to infuse meaning and spirituality into your ceremony and do not have a home church, the Maple Street Wedding Chapel can

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BROWSE THROUGH OUR EXTENSIVE CRYSTAL selection. The Soul Centered Metaphysical Shoppe is set in the spiritual vortex of Ojai. It is more than a bookstore, but an invitation to explore. Come and experience our Geodesic Dome for a class or special event. Open 7 days, 10:30 am-6 pm. Soul Centered, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com.

THE HEALTHKEEPERS ALLIANCE, founder and sponsor of the Health Freedom Expos since 2004, supports lobbying efforts, keeps members informed of the latest in natural and alternative healthcare issues, and members receive the HealthKeepers Magazine 3 times a year. Annual membership is $36. For info on Alliance membership, visit www.HealthKeepers.net.

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61 ing and expanding your flow of abundance. Available exclusively at The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana 91356. $21.95 at The Imagine Center, or $26.95 by mail, while supplies last. Call 818/345-1100 for current availability or to place your order for postal delivery.

Professional Services WAGNER HEALTHCARE specializing in integrative medicine, nutritional counseling, colon hydrotherapy, cardiovascular testing, herbal products, detoxification, weight management programs and all natural supplements. Over 40 years of experience. Call Wagner Healthcare, Clinic of Integrative Medicine, 14101 Valleyheart Dr., Suite 100, Sherman Oaks 91423, 818/817-9779. Board Certified, Dr. Bo Wagner, PhD, DNM, and Dr. Brett Wagner, IMD. Visit www.drbo.com. EMDR: EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING is an innovative clinical treatment that has helped individuals who have survived trauma, including sexual abuse, domestic violence, combat, crime, and phobias. EMDR unlocks negative memories and emotions stored in the nervous system and helps the brain successfully process the experience. Shoshana Levine, Certified Hypnotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is certified in EMDR. For more info or for an appt call 310/998-7253, or visit www.bestheartcenteredtherapy.com. GREENSTUFF.BIZ, raised beds for edible vegetable gardens that add to the value of your home, provide free food and make you proud to show your granny! 1-661-265-9226. BUILD THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU REALLY WANT! A strong support team will keep you positive, focused and poised for success. Discover ways to release toxic energy, break selfdefeating habits and establish a strong foundation for growth. Sabina Mora, CPC is a Life Coach specializing in Relationships–Breakups and New Beginnings. Contact Sabina for an appt, 310/403-0993 or email Sabina@sabinamoralifecoach.com. AFFORDABLE BIOCOMPATIBLE & COSMETIC DENTISTRY by Mike M. Sagarian, DDS. Offering safe mercury removal services. Tooth decay and gum disease prevention, porcelain or composite crowns (no metals), non-surgical gum treatment, oral cancer screening. Open Saturdays, most insurances accepted, affordable payment plans. Flintridge New Image Dental Group, 1035 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge 91011, 818/952-6000, www.FlintridgeDental.com. HEART CENTERED HYPNOTHERAPY with Shoshana Levine, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certificate in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Heart Centered Hypnotherapy helps tap into our subconscious mind and purge the body of old pain, anger, sadness, grief or any negative feelings you may be holding onto. Visit www.bestheartcenteredtherapy.com. 310/998-7253.

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Travel / Retreats PERSONAL RETREATS, enjoy the peace and beauty of the sanctuary in a private cedar cabin. If you like, treat yourself to the deep sweetness of early morning group meditations, walk the Hopi labyrinth, or hike a pristine trail. 4,000 acres of rolling hills and wooded trails to explore. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

LUNA is the star player in this Celestial drama of one month In the life of the Spirit of the Moon. Contains classic nudity.

This enchanting illustrated poetry Book takes the reader on a journey Through earth’s four seasons.

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ASHRAM PERSONAL RETREATS. Give yourself the gift of retreat, at Shree Swami Premodaya Ashram. High in the Malibu hills, with stunning ocean views, quiet and peaceful surroundings, yet charged with powerful spiritual energy you can feel. The Bodhi Center, 310/4971899, www.theBODHIcenter.net. CELEBRATE LIFE WEEKENDS, held on the last weekend of each month. Renew, relax, refresh. Enjoy a weekend of healing yoga, meditation, energizing exercises, satsang, nourishing meals and an evening devotional jam session. Participate in any or all activities. Call for more info and suggested donation. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.


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Recommends Our Friend Wayne Perry In Need of Assistance A longtime friend to The Whole Person Calendar and alternative health community is in need of assistance. Sound Therapist Wayne Perry has given so much to people throughout the years, and now we have an opportunity to give back to him. After suffering a lung infection and broken leg, Wayne has endured both a hip replacement and a liver transplant. Though he is currently on the road to recovery, he needs hours of home care beyond what the state can provide. Those who would like to contribute to Wayne can receive a tax deduction through the National Transplant Assistance Fund, a non-profit organization. To help out a friend in need, make your check payable to NTAF Southwest Liver Transplant Fund and in the memo section write “In honor of Wayne Perry.” The mailing address is NTAF, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120, Radnor PA, 19087. If you would like to send Wayne a personal message, card or donation, please mail it to 522 N. Sweetzer Ave. #4, Los Angeles, CA, 90048. Join us in wishing him a swift and spirited recovery.

Health Freedom Expo March 25th -27th Long Beach Convention Center Wishing others the best of health reminds us how important the issue is. Those of you keen on exploring natural and alternative healing will have a chance to do so this month at TheHealthKeeper’s Alliance Seventh Annual Health Freedom Expo. This year’s program — which runs at The Long Beach Convention Center Expo Hall C, 200 E. Ocean Blvd from March 25th-27th — brings nearly 100 different health experts from the worldover. Whole Person’s March cover girl — Mariel Hemingway — will take a deep dive into healthy living from the inside out. You won’t want to miss the appearance of our upcoming April feature either: Daryl Hannah headlines the event and will share her passion for and practice of a low impact lifestyle. Other workshops include John Gray, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, who examines what it takes to create and maintain healthy relationships, Jeffrey M. Smith, one of the world’s leading experts on the health dangers of genetically modified organisms, and many, many more. This year’s keynote speaker, Kevin Trudeau, author of Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About, explains, “what sets the Health Freedom Expo apart from other health expos, is that the information presented here is not just to sell product to consumers. It’s about people who are passionate about sharing information.” Ultimately, the expo’s goal is to give you the freedom to make your own health choices, regardless of what the government or anyone else tells you to do. Sure enough, in addition to the workshops and speakers, the expo will bring together over 200 different natural and alternative health options — to help you discover how to create a healthy and vibrant life. There will be goods to sample, books and literature to explore and opportunities to try out the latest technologies such as electronics, massage techniques and other modalities. Tickets to the Expo are $15 per day and $35 for the three-day weekend. Special workshops and events may be extra. Please go the website for the most current list of speakers, events, directions and costs. www.healthfreedomexpo.com or call 888-658-3976.

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The Whole Person is a calendar of wholistic activities. We define a “Whole Person” activity in terms of the growth, health, and enjoyment of...

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